Governor Walker's Mental Health Reform Package
Program: Coordinated Service Team (CST)
Governorís Proposal: The Governorís budget expands the use of
Coordinated Service Teams statewide.
Status: The expansion of Coordinated Service Teams was
approved as part of 2013 Act 20.
Implementation Date: January 2014
Function/Description: Coordinated Service Teams care for
children with behavioral health issues and are targeted to children and
families involved in two or more systems of care (such as mental
health, long term care, juvenile justice, child welfare, substance
abuse, or special education), and who have complex needs.
tribes may operate CSTs. The program coordinates care for children and
focuses on empowering parents in helping their children.
Funding for Coordinated Service Teams:
FY 2014 GPR: $1,250,000
FY 2015 GPR: $2,500,000
Background: Currently, there are 42 CST programs that have
received some state funding support, (including those in Milwaukee and
Dane Counties) in 2011.
- 764 children were served by CST programs with an average
enrollment of 11.6 months.
- Primary referral systems for CST programs included child welfare
systems (30%), mental health systems (24%), school systems (18%),
and direct referral from families (17%).
- Outcomes were reported on 241 children discharged during 2011.
Of those: 85% had no reported school suspensions or expulsions; 79%
had no involvement with juvenile justice; children rated as a danger
to others decreased from 44% at enrollment to 17% at discharge; the
percentage of children with permanent and stable relationships with
parents or other adults increased 21% from enrollment to discharge;
72% of the children enrolled had school performance at grade C or
higher at discharge.
Service Team (CST)
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Last Revised: January 03, 2014