Central to our mission, the Committee for Program Review and Evaluation is responsible for creating the strategy and methodology used in conducting reviews of specific services in Southwest Connecticut. Committee members actively participate in the entire review process and the Committee’s findings are used by the Board of Directors as tools to advocate for improvements and expansions to the mental health and addiction services provided in our region.
Reviews and evaluations vary in size and scope, ranging from projects accomplished in several months to yearlong projects. The current expectation is that this committee will (1) assist with the Regional Needs Assessment facilitated by DMHAS every other year, and (2) complete one major review of a mental health or addiction related service per year.
- Review of the SWCMHS Crisis Service Plan
- Review of Case Management Services in Region I
- Review of the Inpatient Psychiatric Services at GBMHC
- Establish database/file system of the current mental health and addiction services provided by DMHAS funded agencies in Region I
This committee will consist of interested participants from various backgrounds, including the Board of Directors, Catchment Area Councils, advocates, consumers, family members, and providers throughout the region. Membership will include a minimum of four individuals; one to represent each of the four Catchment Area Councils. The Chair of this committee will be a member of the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director of the Board is responsible for coordinating the staffing of the committee, coordinating the review process, and writing the report. Committee members will be asked to participate in the preparation of the review, attend focus groups and site visits, assist with recording minutes, and actively participate in the review of findings and review/edit the written report. Committee members who are not members of the Board of Directors will be invited to attend Board Meetings where the report is discussed. Recommendations are conveyed to the Board of Directors, who will pass the information on to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMAHS). The Board is responsible for monitoring the implementation of recommendations and/or other responses to such recommendations.