Current Member Groups
Member Group Page for more information on each group listed below.
- Senate Mental Health Committee
- House Behavioral Health Committee
- Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council
- Chief Justice’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee
- IMPACTS Grant Program
- Workgroup to Decriminalize Mental Illness
- GAINS Regional Behavioral Health Resource Centers Workgroup
- SB 24 Implementation Workgroup
- Psychiatric Security Review Board Workgroup
- Oregon Center on Behavioral Health and Justice Integration Steering Committee
- Forensic Evaluation Certification Workgroup
- Behavioral Health Emergency Coordination Network (BHECN)
This committee builds on the success of behavioral health leadership coordination meetings initiated by the legislature and addresses a growing need for collaboration among the many groups working to improve Oregon’s behavioral health and justice systems.
OJD formed the Behavioral Health/Justice System Leadership Coordination Committee to provide a regular forum for the leadership of those groups to share information about their initiatives and coordinate efforts when possible.
Crisis Response Center: A Hub and Spoke Model for Behavioral Health
Presentation by Dr. Margie Balfour, MD, PhD, Chief of Quality and Clinical Innovation at Connections Health Solutions; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. January 29, 2021
Hosted by the Oregon Chief Justice's Behavioral Health Advisory Committee.
In this presentation, Dr. Balfour describes the Crisis Response Center (CRC), a regional 24/7 clinically staffed hub/crisis call center in Pima County, Arizona. She highlights CRC’s “no wrong door” alternative to emergency departments, inpatient hospitalization, and arrest through rapid triage and assessment, treatment and crisis stabilization, and connection to community resources; CRC’s use of Medicaid dollars to fund the bulk of its treatment services; and CRC’s success in stabilizing and releasing most people within 24 hours.
Creating and Sustaining High Quality Crisis Services: A Systemic Approach