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Solano County BASN/Parolee Services Network Monthly Team Meeting Minutes August 7, 2007 1. Welcome and introductions were made by Raquel Rodriguez, Solano County coordinator for the BASN/Parolee Services Network program. Those in attendance were the following: Raquel Rodriguez, Solano County Cindy Smith, ADP Liaison Arnold Fitt, Fairfield Parole Al Croft, Center Point CSC Tomi Seon, Center Point Lloyd Gieg, Genesis House Louis Wright, Katargeo Angelika Stanley, Rec. Connection Sherena Baptiste, House of Acts Shawn Bartlett, Pharmatox Carol Roberts, SSAC Detox/John’s Place Robin Weidman, Princess House Timothy Purvis, Medmark Not in Attendance: Shamia Women’s Residential Program, Healthy Partnerships were not in attendance at this meeting. Mary Borchers, CSC who had been assigned to Solano County left Center Point. Her last day was July 28th. Al Croft, CSC from Center Point will be assuming Solano County’s case management (screenings/referrals/placements) of parolees. Tomi Seon, Center Point was also present at this meeting. 2. The minutes from the July 3, 2007 were reviewed. There was one correction by Carol Roberts, SSAC. The reported numbers for Detox and John’s Place/SLE were reversed. The correct information was 106 bed days for John’s Place and 50 bed days for detox. Correction noted. 3. There was no representation from the BASN Alumni Association. Raquel will contact them and invite them back to our meetings. She has also contacted Fighting Back Partnership and left a message with John Allen, Health Advocates Project with an invitation to come to the September 4th monthly team meeting to present on the project and how we can interface with one another to enhance treatment services to parolees in Solano County. Fighting Back Partnerships phone number is (707)648-5230. 4. Provider Reports: a. Genesis House – 2 beds available – 1 full – can take two more House of Acts – 11 beds full SSAC – Detox – 13 admits, 14 discharges – 75 bed days total John’s Place/SLE – 1 successful discharge – 1 other discharge that was readmitted after 5 days and working w/the parole agent. Pharmatox – 3 slots full Katargeo – 11 slots full. 5 admits/4 discharges – 12 total Shamia – 1 discharge – Carol has a referral for this bed Healthy Partnerships – 5 slots full. 2 in Vacaville, 2 in Dixon/1 FF Recovery Connection – 3 admits, 3 in program-not receiving referrals b. Case Management – Al Croft introduced himself as the Community Services Coordinator (CSC) assigned now to handle Solano County’s case management, screenings, referrals, and placements of BASN/PSN parolees. Mary Borchers last day with Center Point was July 28th. Al has responsibility for Marin and Solano County’s. He will be holding the same schedule in the Fairfield and Vallejo Parole Units as before. He does not anticipate and disruption in the transition. Tomi Seon, Center Point Program Supervisor was also in attendance to introduce him to the team. Mr. Seon emphasized the importance of parole agents faxing over the 1502 Activity Report to Center Point and the treatment providers. It is imperative that Center Point receive the 1502 as this is required by the State and is used for auditing expenditures and compliance. Arnold Fitt stated that the Fairfield Parole Unit has established a new protocol for insuring the 1502 Activity Report is faxed. c. Parole – Arnold Fitt, Assistant Unit Supervisor – Stan Hicks has assigned Arnold to represent the Fairfield Parole Office on a regular basis. Stan Hicks does and will attend as his schedule allows. Arnold explained that the newly implemented protocol to insure that the 1502 Activity Report that has been established in Fairfield. They have a file set up which includes the referral/schedule for appointments with the case manager. The 1502 Activity Report is right there with a reminder to the parole agents to fill it out, sign and send right away. d. ADP – Cindy Smith – Cindy reiterated the new policy guidelines concerning PSN Letter No. 07-02. There will no longer be unannounced visits by ADP to treatment providers for site reviews/monitoring visits. July 16, 2007 memo from Millicent Gomes, Deputy Director, OCJC was attached to the July 3, 2007 Solano County Monthly Team Meeting minutes. She reminded the providers to please forward and share any success stories to her for posting on the PSN website. Cindy mentioned that the Solano County work plan for 2007-2008 needed a few corrections and that she would be sending those to Raquel soon. e. County – Raquel reminded providers that the monthly reports are due by the third of every month. She emailed templates of the reports to all providers and asked that they send them to her electronically (email) if at all possible. She also reminded providers that she would be diligent (as should they) about gauging and maintaining a consistent capacity in their programs, so as NOT to over utilize/spend. The County will no longer continue to bail-out the BASN program. During fiscal year 2006-2007, Solano County Substance Abuse Services spent well over $90,000 for BASN eligible clients/parolees. Raquel announced that Solano County Substance Abuse Program is currently recruiting for a Clinical Services Associate (CSA) bilingual preferred and a Mental Health Clinician. Jorge Argumedo is leaving to go to the Mental Health Program in Vallejo on Broadway. Hal has also left. 5. Annoucements. – Timothy Purvis, Program Director was present and shared information on MedMark Methadone Treatment Services. Thy have 200 slots for the Narcotic Replacement Therapy Program. 140 slots are being utilized and they have 60 slots open. They took over this Program from Pharmatox. It is located at 1143 Missouri Street, Fairfield, CA 94533. Phone number is (707)435-9911. You can also email Tim at email@example.com. Robin Weidman, Princess House Sober Living Environment House was in attendance to share information on her newly established SLE transitional house for women coming out of prison. The SLE is located in Suisun. It is Faith-based and provides a safe, affordable and supportive home for women. There is 24 hr. day oversight and they focus on teaching the residence basic living skills, i.e.; financial/budgeting, meal preparation, healthy living. They have been in contact with Danny Ramirez, Center Point and submitted their application to the State and interest in becoming a SASCA contractor, in addition to other programs as well. You can contact Robin at (707)631-0624. Fax no. is (707) 427-2502. Lloyd Gieg announced the 6th Annual Recovery Rally that will take place on September 15, 2007 in Vallejo. The rally will take place at the City Park in Vallejo, CA from 11 a.m. to 4 pm (Sacramento & Alabama Streets). This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Saving Lives, Saving Dollars. It’s a family affair with live music by Watersign and fun for the whole family with a FREE BARBEQUE!!! Each year the rally has been held in Fairfield, CA. This year it will be in Vallejo in honor of the National Alcohol & rug Addiction Recovery Month. Come One…Come All!!! Come out and show your support. Noreen Evans will be one of the guest speakers. 6. The meeting was adjourned at 12 noon. Next meeting is scheduled for September 4, 2007.
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