On June 30, 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the biennial budget into law. That bill contains a nearly $30 million dollar investment of taxpayer funds to enhance and expand mental health services to state residents with mental illness. With modification by the legislature of only one of the proposed initiatives, the new policies and programs will provide the resources to, in the words of Governor Walker, "improve and expand care, as well as give support to, those living with mental illness."
Programs and services included in the Governor's 2013-2015 Biennial Budget for mental health treatment and support. Read information about each specific program or service.
- Coordinated Service Teams (CST)
- Creation of the Office of Children's Mental Health
- Expansion of in home counseling for children
- Expansion of Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
- Peer Run Respite Centers
- Funding for additional forensic units at the Mendota Mental Health Center