While no new dollars were appropriated to the mental health system, TCOMI was appropriated funds and charged to work with TJPC to develop a program designed to provide a comprehensive array of mental health services to this population.
TJPC received $4 million to provide project departments with the funding to hire and train the juvenile probation officers working with the specialized caseload and to purchase necessary equipment.
Juvenile probation and its local mental health provider had to work together to design a project (that included the above required elements) for presentation to a panel that included representatives from the state mental health office, TJPC and TCOMI.
By the end of Phase 2, TJPC had exhausted its funds.
In Phase 3 counties, the juvenile probation department would not receive the money from TJPC to fund a team but would create a specialized caseload and work with the council-paid mental health team.