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Behavioral Health/Justice System Leadership Coordination

The Behavioral Health/Justice System Leadership Coordination Committee is hosted by the Oregon Judicial Department and brings together the leaders of multi-stakeholder committees, councils, and workgroups working on issues at the intersection of Oregon’s behavioral health and justice systems to ensure collaboration and consistency of statewide efforts. 

 Current Member Groups

Visit our Member Group Page for more information on each group listed below.

  • Senate Committee on Human Service, Mental Health and Recovery
  • Senate Committee on Judiciary and Ballot Measure 110
  • House Committee on Behavioral Health
  • Governor’s Behavioral Health Committees
  • Chief Justice’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee
  • IMPACTS Grant Program
  • Legislative Workgroup to Decriminalize Mental Illness
  • Legislative Workgroup on Ballot Measure 110
  • Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council
  • 988 Crisis Line Implementation Workgroup
  • 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.

PowerPoint presentation: Creating and Sustaining High Quality Crisis Services: A Systemic Approach