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Structure

Organizational Structure and Organization Chart

The Commissioner’s Office provides direction to the Bureau and communicates the goals of the Bureau/Department to the community to ensure continuity of services. Underneath the Commissioner’s Office are three integrated sections (Programs and Policy; Administration; and Operations), each overseen by a Deputy Commissioner.

Staff within the Programs and Policy section are charged with the development, implementation, and oversight of the statewide community-based behavioral health system of care and must ensure that individuals with (or at risk of) mental health, substance use, and/or developmental disorders have meaningful treatment and support services to maximize their ability to function as productive and stable citizens of West Virginia within the least restrictive environment suitable to their needs. Funding is provided to comprehensive community behavioral health centers and other providers to provide for a statewide continuum of care and supports for individuals in need of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery, as well as related supports and services. 

The Programs and Policy section underwent a reorganization in 2016 to better reflect and support the integrated nature of behavioral health programs, after WV BBHHF’s 2015 Integrated Block Grant application. The new structure includes the main programmatic divisions of the Bureau:

Office of Adult Services;
Office of Children, Youth, and Family Services; and
Office of Policy, Research, Planning and Compliance