On March 26, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 18-81, directing the Department of Children and Families to enhance collaboration with law enforcement offices in each Florida county to improve the coordination of behavioral health services of individuals in need.
DCF’s Regional Managing Directors for each of the six regions have taken the lead to convene regional meetings to achieve the objections of the Executive Order. Meetings will be held by circuit to ensure maximum participation and optimum coordination. A minimum of three meetings will be held in 2018 to provide information and recommendations to the Statewide Executive Order Steering Committee.
The Northwest Region, in coordination with Big Bend Community Based Care, will convene with local partners in Circuit 2 to develop a collective plan to ensure system-wide coordination. This meeting will be the first of three held within the Circuit 2.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Denise Cannon, Personal Secretary to the Northwest Regional Managing Director, at (850) 778-4035 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).