STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1594
President of the Senate
State of Hawaii
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish, and appropriate moneys for, a child and adolescent crisis mobile outreach team pilot program to expand and support existing crisis response services and programs for at-risk youths.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the State Department of Health, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, Opportunity Youth Action Hawaii, Parents and Children Together, Rainbow Family 808, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that supporting the State's crisis response services and programs for at-risk youths will help to reduce the number of youths who are incarcerated or hospitalized due to mental health crises.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying the scope of the child and adolescent crisis mobile outreach team pilot program; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 948, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 948, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair