Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee Invitation - Community Representation Needed 

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

El Dorado County announces a community meeting for local stakeholders who have experience and expertise in mental health services, and/or substance abuse disorder treatment, and/or diversion programs to serve on El Dorado County’s Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee.  The Local Advisory Committee is a requirement of the Proposition 47 Request for Proposal, released from Board of State and Community Corrections.

The meeting, Friday, January 13, 2017, from 1:30pm to approximately 4:00pm, is to discuss the community needs and prospective programs and/or services for mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, and diversion programs. In addition, the meeting will serve as a platform seeking Community Representation on the Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee (LAC), as required in Request for Proposal and the grant administration.

Prop 47 Grant Overview

The California Board of State and Community Corrections issued a Request for Proposals for a grant to provide both adults and juveniles that have been arrested, charged with, or convicted of a criminal offense AND a history of mental health issues or substance use disorders, as well as other community-based supportive services. El Dorado County intends to submit a grant application, which is due February 21, 2017.

Local Advisory Committee Overview

The LAC will consist of county agency representatives and local stakeholders who have experience and expertise in the prospective programs and/or services to be implemented by the county’s Prop 47 proposal. The LAC will advise on:
• How to identify and prioritize the most pressing needs to be addressed (to include target population, target area, etc.);
• How to identify the strategies, programs and/or services to be undertaken to address those needs;
• The development of the grant project;
• Ongoing implementation of the grant project.

LAC Member Responsibilities

LAC members will be required to attend all Prop 47 grant application development meetings. A Schedule of future grant development meetings will be formalized on Friday, January 13, 2017. If El Dorado County receives Prop 47 funding, LAC members will be required to attend quarterly evening meetings to oversee Prop 47 grant implementation throughout the year for three years.

Meeting will be held at El Dorado County Probation Department,
CCC Classroom,
3974 Durock Road, Ste 205, Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Friday, January 13, 2017, from 1:30pm to approximately 4:00pm