History of West Virginia’s System of Care partnership

The West Virginia Commission to Study Residential Placements of Children was created by an act of the 2005 Legislature (HB 2334; Section 49-7-34 of WV Code), to achieve systemic reform for youth at risk of out-of-home residential placement, and to establish an integrated system of care for these youth and their families.

In 2006, the Commission designated the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources to provide oversight and implement the recommendations of the Commission, and to develop a statewide System of Care Implementation Team in order to direct, oversee and monitor all activities related to developing a System of Care for children and their families.