The Coordinating Council is responsible for initiating and promoting system-wide change that promotes the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) Core Values and Guiding Principles. The Coordinating Council identifies ways to leverage resources and new opportunities.
- Develop and uphold formal agreements among all partners;
- Hold each other and the broader System of Care accountable for meeting high standards of care
- Including cultural and linguistic competence; family and youth involvement; and effective (evidence-based) practice;
- Ensure that funds are expended appropriately;
- Maintain awareness of and involvement in Michigan State mental health system reform efforts;
- Collaborate with local evaluator TriWest Group and the University of Washington Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team to monitor clinical and functional outcomes.
MEMBERSHIP AND STRUCTURE
The Coordinating Council is made up of representatives from major child serving systems, the courts that oversee child welfare and juvenile justice and family and youth representatives. The team is organized and supported by the Project Director and the Administrative Team.
ESTIMATED TIME COMMITMENT
This is an ongoing workgroup. The team meets at least monthly for about two hours (but more frequently if needed) and also completes some work behind the scenes (estimated to take two to three hours a month). The Coordinating Council workgroup provides regular progress updates to the full partnership on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.