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Survey gathers input on strategy for distribution of treatment sales tax funds10/1/2020

The Kitsap County Department of Human Services invites the public to participate in a community survey to provide input for its update to the Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Court Program Strategic Plan. Take the survey here. It will remain open through Oct. 15.

In September 2013, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners adopted the treatment sales tax, authorizing 1/10th of 1 percent of sales and use tax to be designated for funding of mental health, chemical dependency and therapeutic drug court programs. In collaboration with community leaders and subject-matter experts, the department developed a six-year strategic plan for behavioral health services that guides distribution of funds.

The strategic plan informs a Commissioner-appointed citizens advisory committee as it reviews applications for annual treatment sales tax funding and makes award recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Gaps identified in this community survey will help community leaders and behavioral health professionals as they update the current strategic plan and establish funding objectives and strategies for future years. 

The link to the original strategic plan is available here. To learn more about the treatment sales tax program, click here.

For more contact Gay Neal, Program Coordinator, Kitsap County Human Services, at 360-337-4827, gneal@co.kitsap.wa.us.


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