Guiding Principles

The SCCBI services will strive to:

  • Be single-tiered, with the same services, or types of services, available to all persons according to an established fee schedule.
  • Integrate the public and private system of services, resulting in a uniform, comprehensive approach to service delivery, with the system of care, rather than specific institutions serving as the safety net;
  • Share information and resources to provide follow-along services to clients, ensuring access to the right level of care in a timely manner;  
  • Ensure access to culturally competent services; 
  • Offer personal choice through flexible service options as the norm, balanced with cost, and needs and safety of the client and society;  
  • Use a “strengths-based” and/or evidence-based approach to treatment planning and service delivery;  
  • Use informal and natural supports; 
  • Use the local community to support integration and recovery; 
  • Encourage and support personal responsibility and independence; and  
  • Value and support early identification and intervention. 

SCCBI services will be integrated with community-based services including:

  • Assignment of State staff to community services. 
  • Joint/interagency staffing of services. 
  • Clinical and programmatic oversight provided by the respective County and/or State-Operated Services. 
  • Joint monitoring/evaluation of staff performance and service effectiveness