Behavioral Health Advisory Board

Behavioral Health Advisory Board meetings are open to the public and are held the third Wednesday of each month, 3:00-5:00 PM. Currently, these meetings are held virtually via Zoom. Please check the agenda for details.

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The Behavioral Health Board was established pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 5604 to: review and evaluate the community's mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems; review County agreements entered into pursuant to the Mental Health Services Act; advise the Behavioral Health Board and the local Mental Health Director regarding the local mental health program; review and approve the procedures used to ensure resident and professional involvement of the planning process; submit an annual report on the needs and performances of the County's mental health system; review and make recommendations on applications for appointment of a local director of mental health services; review and comment on the County's performance outcome data and communicate its findings to the Behavioral Health Planning Council; and assess the impact of realignment from the State to the County on services delivered to clients and the local community.

The Board consists of 13 to 15 members, with 50% of the membership being direct consumers or family members of consumers who are receiving mental health services, with three members being direct consumers and members being family members of consumers receiving mental health services; one member of the Board of Supervisors; one law enforcement representative; one youth representative; and up to 6 community members.

Joining the Board

The Butte County Behavioral Health Advisory Board is looking for volunteers to sit on the board. For information call 530-891-2850 or download the Membership Application (PDF).

The Butte County Behavioral Health Advisory Board is accepting applications for current and upcoming vacancies. The Behavioral Health Board acts as an advisory board to the Butte County Behavioral Health Department. The Board is mandated by the State of California to review and evaluate the community’s behavioral health needs, services, facilities, and special challenges.

The Board is comprised of community members, consumer/client members, and family member positions in addition to a Law Enforcement, a Youth, and Butte County Board of Supervisors representative. Though membership is on a non-paid, voluntary basis, the rewards of membership include making a difference in the lives of those affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Membership affords an opportunity to advocate for and learn about the various challenges facing the community.

Membership terms are three years for all positions except for the Youth position, which is a one-year term. Membership is restricted to a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms, and is contingent upon Butte County Board of Supervisors approval based on the Behavioral Health Board’s recommendation.