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DOJ Settlement- Transitions to Community Living

Milestone Deadlines

November 21st, 2012

Requirement- within 90 Days of the signed Agreement – the state will work with LME/MCOs to develop requirements and materials for In-Reach and Transitions coordinators and teams.

Training Documents and Materials for In Reach and Transitions were drafted by mid November for a series of trainings on how to provide In Reach and the Transitions procedure.

In Reach and Transitions Training Dates and Locations:




Monday and Tuesday, February 4th and 5th


Gateway Center Hotel
909 US Highway 70 SW
Hickory, North Carolina 28602
828.328.8943 (phone)
828.328.8943 (fax)

Monday and Tuesday, February 25th and 26th


Hilton Hotel
Greenville, 207 SW Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834-6907

PASRR Implementation

Beginning January 1, 2013 any individual being considered for admission to an adult care home must be screened by an independent screener to determine whether the individual has SMI/SPMI.  For more information on  

Timeline of Milestones to meet through July 31st 2013

  • In-Reach in Adult Care Homes begins February 2013- Settlement requires in reach to begin by February 18th. 
  • By July 1, 2013, all ACT teams in the State will operate in accordance with a nationally recognized fidelity model and the State will increase the number of individuals served by ACT teams to 33 teams serving 3,225 individuals at any one time.
  • By July 1, 2013, the State will provide Supported Employment Services to a total of 100 individuals
  • By July 1, 2013 the State will provide Housing Slots to at least 100 and up to 300 individuals.  
  • By July 1st of each year DHHS will post on the DHHS website, an annual report identifying the number of people served in each type of setting and service described in the Agreement.




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