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Program Description

  Outpatient Behavioral Health Services - Child

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Behavioral Health Services offers comprehensive substance use prevention, substance use and mental health screenings, mental health treatment, and care coordination services for Montgomery County youth and their families, including for the most vulnerable. Services are individualized, child-focused, family-driven, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and accessible via office, school, and community-based settings. The program strives to serve the behavioral health needs of youth and families along a continuum of care from prevention to treatment. There are two outpatient behavioral health clinics that provide assessment, psychiatric treatment, and individual and family therapy for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues. The Home-Based Treatment Team provides mobile treatment specifically for children and families involved with Child Welfare Service, while Family Intervention Services (previously known as the Violence Prevention Initiative) serves youth and families involved with the Department of Juvenile Services. The Prevention Program works to prevent substance use and suicide, and promotes healthy behaviors and lifestyles. In addition, Screening and Assessment Services for Children and Adolescents (SASCA) provides substance use and mental health screening and referral for Montgomery County youth, and collaborates with the State Attorney's Office and the Montgomery County Police Department to divert youth from involvement with the Department of Juvenile Services.

Program Contacts

Contact Raymond L. Crowel of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1058 or Erika Lopez-Finn of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percentage of offenders under age 18 that are diverted to substance abuse education or mental health treatment programs who do not re-enter the correction system within 12 months of being assessed compliant with requirements 19190909090
Percentage of clients who showed symptom reduction at posttest or upon discharge 27965818181
1  This measure is by definition a 12-month follow-up of clients, so actual FY17 data reports recidivism rate for clients who completed substance abuse education and /or behavioral health treatment programs in FY16.
2  This measure has been revised from previous years to measure outcomes based on a standardized assessment tool which has been included in our electronic health record data management system.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved582687029.25
Increase Cost: Systems of Care9993870.00
Increase Cost: Opioid Operations Command Center1919640.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-107320.50
FY19 Recommended700748929.75