Consent Decree Plan Pursuant to Paragraphs 36, 37, 38 and 279 of the Settlement Agreement in Bates v. DHHS


State Policies & Initiatives: 

This vocational plan:

•     Provides training and education to community support staff about the importance of employment to recovery and the engagement of the consumers in discussions about work, and adds the requirement for certification and ongoing education in employment as a required competency module;   

•     Funds additional Benefit Specialists so that misinformation and lack of information are removed as barriers to pursuing work; and

•     Increases both the prominence and possibility of employment by adding Employment Specialists to agencies in each of the seven community service networks.  The employment specialists will work directly with consumers, serve as a resource to providers, and coordinate employment support services between OAMHS and BRS.

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation
Date Enacted: