(From the Desk of the Governor, August 11, 2023; Cover photo credit: Bannock County)
On Tuesday, I had the honor of celebrating the opening of a new safe teen assessment center in Pocatello. [The Village–see announcement here]
This center will provide early intervention services for youth at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system and child welfare program.
For the past three years, we have seen a lot of progress in advancing our behavioral health priorities in Idaho – including setting aside funding to make centers like this a possibility.
Promoting safe communities is our top priority.
That’s why we established the three-branch Behavioral Health Council just over three years ago.
Never before have the executive, legislative, and judicial branches come together to make a shared vision on behavioral health become reality.
Our vision is for Idahoans who live with mental illness and addiction – and their families – to receive the behavioral health care services they need when they need them.
I am proud that my “Leading Idaho” and “Idaho First” plans have achieved ALL the behavioral health initiatives we have put forward – all of which were recommended by the Idaho Behavioral Health Council.
Click here to learn more about our investments into behavioral health services!