Behavioral Health Department
Ventura County Behavioral Health Advisory Board
Mission Statement 2014-2015
The mission of the Ventura County Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) is to advocate for individuals in our community living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders and their families through support, review and evaluation of treatment services provided and/or coordinated through the Behavioral Health Department.
1. Review and evaluate the needs of people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders including seniors, adults, transitional aged youth, and children with respect to advocacy for housing, behavioral health services and community supports.
2. Review and evaluate discharge and transition planning for individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders released from hospital/emergency rooms, acute psychiatric facilities and jails to determine if the process is safe, appropriate and provides linkage to adequate follow up services and community resources.
3. Conduct outreach to increase diversity and community representation on the BHAB and BHAB Committees.
4. Promote the involvement of clients and family members in the planning, development and evaluation of behavioral health programs and services.
Annual Report 2011-2012
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