Mental Health & Substance Abuse
At the NCACC's 2014 Annual Conference, President Ronnie Beale established a special task force to develop educational programming for counties on local mental health needs. As the Association and its members continue their work on mental health, substance abuse, and other related topics, this page will be updated with resources to help you navigate this issue in your county.
- President's Mental Health Engagement Task Force Report and Recommendations (August 2015)
- President McClure's Report on NCACC Initiative to Governor's Task Force on MH/IDD/SA (Nov. 30, 2016)
- A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis
- Funding opportunity: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (due April 4, 2017)
- SAMHSA GAINS Center Solicitation for Applications on Sequential Intercept Mapping (due Feb. 24, 2017)
Reports & Presentations
- Intersection of Mental Health and Jails: Select Practices from Across the State: Report | NCCCMA Seminar Presentation (NC Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission, December 2016)
- Stepping Up: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask | Webinar recording
- NACo Stepping Up Network Call: Introduction to the Network and Making the Six Questions Work for You (March 2)
- Reducing the Number of Mentally Ill in County Jails (NACo)
- Presentation on MH/DD/SA (UNC School of Government)
- Provider Capacity, Service Gaps, and Community Needs
- Prescription Drug Abuse and Child Welfare (SAS)
Additional Content & Resources
- People With Serious Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System (2011 article, The Prison Journal)
- Municipal Courts: A Tool for Diverting Mentally Ill from the Criminal Justice System (SAMHSA, 2015)
- North Carolina Suicide Prevention Plan (NC DHHS, 2015)
- Bridging the Gaps in the HHS Network of Care (Governing Institute, 2016)
- Addressing Mental Illness in County Jails (NACo, September 2015)
- SAMHSA Report to Congress (2009)
Macon County Commissioners heard impassioned cries for help last week from families that have lost loved ones to addiction. Additional Info...
A national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails will start accepting participants next month. Additional Info...
The national campaign to find alternatives to incarcerating people with mentall illness takes time, but it has begun. Additional Info...
|Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Act of 1985|
|Senate Bill 208 (S.L. 2013-85) - Effective Operation of 1915(b)/(c) Waiver|
|House Bill 399 (S.L. 2013-378) - Amendments to Laws Pertaining to Health and Human Services|
|Senate Bill 191 (S.L. 2012-151) - LME Governance|
|House Bill 916 (S.L. 2011-264) - Statewide expansion of 1915(b)/(c) Waiver|