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Program Description

  Outpatient Behavioral Health Services - Child

Adolescent Outpatient Behavioral Health Services - Child 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, particularly 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

Program Contacts

Contact Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of clients served (unduplicated) 11,4729921,2001,2001,200
Number of Rx drug pounds collected at drug take back events 21,4389022,0502,3502,350
Percent of customers satisfied with Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health95%98%98%98%98%
Percent of clients who showed symptom reduction at posttest or upon discharge61%75%75%75%75%
Percent 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 393%93%95%95%95%
1  The number of clients decreased in FY20 due to vacancies and COVID-19 and school closures, which reduced the number of referrals.
2  The April drug take back day was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
3  This measure is by definition a 12-month follow-up of clients, so actual FY20 data reports recidivism rate for clients who completed substance abuse education and /or behavioral health treatment programs in FY19.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved712393329.75
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1254300.50
FY22 Approved724936330.25