Council on Mentally Ill Offenders (COMIO)
2014 Best Practices Awards
The Council on Mentally Ill Offenders (COMIO) has
two informational documents that may be of interest to anyone wishing to apply
for the upcoming 2014 award.
The Council on Mentally Ill Offenders (COMIO) has designated two programs to receive a newly established Innovative and Promising Award instead of the 2014 Best Practices Award. The Innovative and Promising Awards were presented to The MOST (Maintaining Ongoing Stability through Treatment) Team of Santa Cruz County and the Hollywood 4WRD Program of the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
Innovative and Promising Award Recipients
The MOST Team of Santa Cruz County
The MOST team is a Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program that combines an evidence-based program of wrap around mental health services inclusive of case management, psychiatry, psychotherapy and employment skill development with additional supports specific to the criminal justice system involvement such as probation, court discharge planning and disposition, liaison relationships with law enforcement, and jail correctional staff.
Pam Rogers-Wyman, Program Manager
Santa Cruz County Mental Health
& Substance Abuse Services
1400 Emeline Ave., Bldg. K
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The Hollywood 4WRD Program of Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
The Hollywood Property Owners Alliance manages the Hollywood Entertainment District Business Improvement District (BID) under contract to the city of Los Angeles. The Hollywood Entertainment District BID has taken the lead in Hollywood to bring agencies, nonprofits, the faith community, law enforcement, and businesses together to coalesce around the goal of ending homelessness. Instead of incarceration, Hollywood 4WRD has worked hard to identify the individuals who suffer from mental illness and then seek treatment or housing to move them from the streets by connecting them with the Department of State Hospitals, or in other cases, to connect them with involuntary conservatorship in order to stabilize them with regular treatment.
Kerry Morrison, Executive Director
Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
1680 Vine Street, Suite 414
Hollywood, CA 90028