How Can MHSA Be Used To Support Individuals In The Criminal Justice System?
Source: California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, MHSA, Program Funding
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) statute acknowledges that a system of care for individuals with severe mental illness is vital for successful management of mental health. It requires a comprehensive and coordinated system of care that includes criminal justice, employment, housing, public welfare, health, and mental health to address mental illness and deliver cost-effective programs. Counties are authorized to fund the following programs under the Community Services and Supports (CSS) Component of MHSA.