ADVICE for MH/BH Boards & Commissions
SPEAKERS: Invite the following speakers to address Mental Health services/programs, "warm hand-offs" and access to Mental Health services in preparation and upon release: Jail Warden/staff, BH Director/staff, related Contractors/staff, Probation Director/staff.
PATIENTS RIGHTS ADVOCATES: are authorized to review the mental health programs in jails. They are a good source of information and they are advocates. Invite them to participate regularly at your monthly meetings. Listing of local Patients Rights Advocates (Disability Rights California)
SITE VISITS (access varies by jurisdiction).
BOARD LIAISON - Ask one of your local board/commission members to attend the local Community Corrections Partnership (AB 109) Committee meetings and report back to your local board/commission.
CALBHB/C PowerPoint Dec. 2019
MHSOAC PowerPoint Dec. 2019
GRAND JURY Annual Reports - The local grand jury is required to look into the quality and management of the county's jails and prisons. Links to reports:
San Luis Obispo
717 K STREET, SUITE 427
SACRAMENTO, CA 95814
cALBHB/C supports the work of california's 59 local mental/ behavioral health boards and commissions by providing resources, training, and opportunities for communication and statewide advocacy.
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