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Program Description

  Specialty Behavioral Health Services

Specialty Behavioral Health Services is comprised of the Adult Drug Court Treatment Program, the Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT), and the Urine Monitoring Program. The Drug Court program delivers Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient levels of care, in addition to psychiatric interventions and medication assisted treatment. The MAT program works with opioid use disorders and alcohol disorders and delivers methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone therapies. The urine monitoring program is an onsite Urinalysis Collection Program which monitors for substance use within these programs, the Mental Health Court program, Child Welfare, and Probation and Parole.

Program Contacts

Contact Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of Specialty Behavioral Health Services clients served (Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient Program, Medication Assisted treatment Program, and Adult Drug Court) 1211178200210220
1  Adult Drug Court admits 95%+ of the referrals from the Circuit Court so the decline in referrals likely led to the decline in client count in FY23. Another factor contributing to the slight decline in FY23 client count is personnel shortage. The program will see increased capacity in FY24.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved358863724.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3174392.00
FY25 Recommended390607626.00