Governor's Council

In December of 2018, Governor Jim Justice announced the formation of the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse, Prevention, and Treatment. The Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) is tasked with providing administrative support and resources to the Council. The Governor’s Council acts as an advisory committee to the ODCP in the State's ongoing efforts to combat substance use. View the Executive Order here

Minutes


Subcommittees

 

Steering Committee

Purpose/S.O.W. – To provide vision, oversight, guidance and direction to various subcommittees and external organizations critical to the development of the WV Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Strategic Plan.  Conduct meetings, create agendas, and approve timelines to synchronize effort among Council members.  Approve criteria of S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time bound) actions.

Implementation

Purpose/S.O.W. – Publish a comprehensive Strategic Plan incorporating broad spectrum constituents and agencies.    Compile, track and maintain quantifiable data measuring disposition of STRATPLAN benchmarks.  Provide the interface between community partners and state agencies as necessary and appropriate.  Make recommendations and facilitate implementation of Council recommendations. 

Law Enforcement

Purpose/S.O.W. – Develop S.M.A.R.T. actions to define SUD success.  Promote relevant programs including but not limited to Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and Quick Response Team (QRT) programs.  Work with sister subcommittees to align initiatives.  Provide input to improve state policy.  Advise Council of emerging Techniques, Tactics and Procedures (TTP’s) that may impact strategic initiatives.  Develop the portion of the strategic plan related to law enforcement activities, advise regarding implementation and serve as subject matter experts in aiding local implementation and adoption of recommendations.

Health Systems

Purpose/S.O.W. – Develop S.M.A.R.T. actions among hospitals, EMTs and health departments and outpatient health care providers to define SUD success.  Provide “downstream” analysis and recommend policy change as related to the innerworkings and networks of health care providers.  Develop the portion of the strategic plan related to health systems and providers, advise regarding implementation and serve as subject matter experts in aiding local implementation and adoption of recommendations.

Court Systems and Justice Involved Population (including re-entry)

Purpose/S.O.W. – Develop S.M.A.R.T. action plans that define SUD success.  Make recommendations and innovations assisting misdemeanor (and certain non-violent felony) offenders along a pathway to recovery (Jobs in Making you Succeed).  Implement best practices and policy changes that streamline legislation and positively impact SUD. Develop the portion of the strategic plan related to the court system and reentry activities, advise regarding implementation and serve as subject matter experts in aiding local implementation and adoption of recommendations.  

Recovery, Treatment and Research

Purpose/S.O.W. – Develop S.M.A.R.T. action plans among recovery and treatment facilities that define SUD success.  Provide empirical data that helps to outline the trends and problems of SUD in the state.  Advise Council and government officials on recommended policy changes.  Promote Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and other evidenced based activities, drug free families and address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Develop the portion of the strategic plan related to recovery, treatment and research activities, advise regarding implementation and serve as subject matter experts in aiding local implementation and adoption of recommendations.  Offer advice and assistance and direct relevant research activities concerning SUD.   

Community Engagement and Supports and (Housing, Employment, etc.)

Purpose/S.O.W. – Develop S.M.A.R.T. action plans pertinent to local community involvement that defines SUD success.  Include SBA, local mentors, schools, youth groups, associations, National Guard affiliates, faith-based organizations, business, industry and labor organizations.  Advise regarding anti-stigma campaigns.  Provide recommendations on best practices to help communities and local groups organize and combat SUD in their communities.  Develop the portion of the strategic plan related to community engagement, housing, employment and related matters, advise regarding implementation and serve as subject matter experts in aiding local implementation and adoption of recommendations.   

Prevention

Purpose/S.O.W. – Develop S.M.A.R.T. action plans pertinent to the prevention of SUD.  Recommend methods and materials to educate communities, schools and organizations about alcohol, tobacco and SUD.  Provide advice regarding media and social media prevention campaign.  Develop the portion of the strategic plan related to prevention activities, advise regarding implementation and serve as subject matter experts in aiding local implementation and adoption of recommendations.