Chapter 2.1. Women And Children’s Residential Treatment Services of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 10.5. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2.1.
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares both of the
(1) The state has an interest in the women and children's
residential treatment services (WCRTS) program.
(2) In 2012, there are eight local WCRTS programs established
through grants from the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment,
Residential Women and Children, and Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Demonstration Program. WCRTS programs pursue the following four
(A) Demonstrate that alcohol and other drug abuse treatment
services delivered in a residential setting and coupled with primary
health, mental health, and social services for women and children,
can improve overall treatment outcomes for women, children, and the
family unit as a whole.
(B) Demonstrate the effectiveness of six-month or 12-month stays
in a comprehensive residential treatment program.
(C) Develop models of effective comprehensive service delivery for
women and their children that can be replicated in similar
(D) Provide services to promote safe and healthy pregnancies and
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature for the following outcomes
to be achieved through the WCRTS program:
(1) Preserving family unity.
(2) Promoting healthy pregnancies.
(3) Enabling children to thrive.
(4) Freeing women and their families from substance abuse.
(c) It is also the intent of the Legislature for the State
Department of Health Care Services to work collaboratively with
counties and the eight WCRTS programs receiving funds from the Women'
s and Children's Residential Treatment Services Special Account under
the 2011 realignment to develop reporting requirements. It is the
intent of the Legislature that, to the extent that WCRTS programs
report to the counties, the counties annually report data on the
outcomes achieved by the WCRTS program to the department and for the
department to annually report to the appropriate budget committees of
the Legislature on the fiscal and programmatic status of the WCRTS
(d) Any county may establish a WCRTS program designed to meet the
goals and produce the same outcomes as described in this section.