Q1 2020 U.S. Virgin Islands State of the Territory Address 2020

U.S. Virgin Islands [Territory]

State Policies & Initiatives: 

Mental Health

“…we have taken several definitive steps to address our mental health challenges. The Department of Health has re-established the Behavioral Health Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Services Council…

Earlier today, we submitted for the consideration of this body, The Virgin Islands Mental Health, and Disabilities Act. It is the first comprehensive bill that addresses behavioral health challenges and mental health disorders experienced by people in our community…”


“We have made great strides towards incorporating registered apprenticeships into our workforce development offerings. In 2019, we brought the Department of Labor from the cusp of receivership to becoming a Registered State Apprenticeship Agency, and we convened the first Workforce Development Summit this past November.

As a result of the summit, partnerships are currently underway to establish registered apprenticeships in healthcare and cybersecurity. We are proud today to announce that we have the first nationally recognized registered apprenticeship program in the marine industry.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Apprenticeship
  • Resource Leveraging
  • Government of U.S. Virgin Islands
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