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This Task Force is convened and co-chaired by staff from both DAS and DMHS. The goal of the Task Force is to create a three to five year strategic plan that, when implemented, will articulate the vision of a co-occurring competent system of care for New Jersey.

Through subcommittee work focusing on the areas of best practices, financing, policy, and regulatory and legal issues, the Task Force will review the current systems and identify issues and concerns within and across systems of care; and put forth recommendations to assist in the creation of a co-occurring competent and seamless system of services for persons living with, and recovering from, mental illness and substance use disorders. It is expected that each subcommittee will write and submit a final report that will be reviewed and synthesized into the Task Force Final Report and Plan by the DAS/DMHS co-chairs.

In addition to state and county staff as well as consumer representation, COD Task Force members are:

Virginia Brown Stephen Colameco Tony Comerford
Elizabeth Davidson Judeth Forlenza-Wesley Michael Giantini
Manuel Guantez Alisa Kamis Jonathan Krejci
Rose Maire Monica Malone Jonathan Morgenstern
Greg Pryor Vera Sansone Mary Scharf
Shelley Scheffler Barbara Schlichting Alison Schwartz
Evelyn Sullivan James Tambini Donald Weinbaum
Debra Wentz Thomas Wicks Ernestine Winfrey
Marc Wurgaft    
Meeting Notes
Co-Occuring Disorders Task Force Coverletter [pdf]
Task Force Report September 2010 [pdf]
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