About the Board
The Mental Health Board was established with N.J.S.A. 30:4-27.1.
The Burlington County Mental Health Board (MHB) is made up of 7-12 county residents and provides public leadership to the county in the development of mental health services. Membership is reflective of the county’s population including consumers of mental health services and family members of the mentally ill. The major tasks of the Mental Health Board are:
- Conduct County-wide planning to assess the needs of all residents for the public mental health service delivery system.
- Encourage the development and participation in educational programs.
- Facilitate consumer advocacy and self help groups.
- Monitor service delivery and makes recommendations to DMHS.
- Respond to consumer grievances.
- Review funding applications and proposals and makes recommendations to the Division of Mental Health Services (DMHS)
- (Adult) Systems Review Committee:
- Monitors the provision of the acute care system.
- Identifies gaps and insures services are fairly and appropriately delivered.
- Reviews cases of possible service gaps in need of systems change and makes recommendation to DMHS.
- Jail Diversion Task Force: Newly formed committee to bridge the communication gap between the mental health system and the justice system to ensure those who are mentally ill are not wrongfully sent to jail.
- Aging Out / Aging In Committee: This committee has been temporarily put “on hold” due to the rollout of the Pilot project awarded to Burlington County. The mission of committee is to ensure a smooth transition from children’s services into adulthood for those who have Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).
- Children's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee (CIACC), in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), strives to ensure a seamless array of services.