Discussion of Advisory Task Force Staffing Needs
COMMITTEE ON TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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10:04 AM -- Staffing of Advisory Task Force Staffing Needs
Ms. Walton discussed the recent challenges of finding staffing for the advisory task force. She discussed the need for a staff person to prepare minutes, assist with various communications, conduct research, orient new task force members, and prepare legislative updates. Committee discussion ensued about the need for staffing for the task force and the associated funding. Ms. Harding discussed the potential Department of Health Care Policy and Financing staff involvement with the task force. Representative Singer discussed sending a letter to the Joint Budget Committee and the Governor regarding funding for staffing for the task force, to which the committee members agreed.