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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. - U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams recognizes the Oregon Health Authority’s Performance Plan

http://www.oregon.gov/oha/bhp/Pages/Oregon-Performance-Plan.aspx

“The Oregon Health Authority’s implementation of the Performance Plan expands services and opportunities for adults with serious and persistent mental illness,” said U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams.  “The Plan will assist individuals to live in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs, achieve positive outcomes, and prevent unnecessary institutionalization.  Additionally, we hope that these services will assist Oregon Sheriffs and local law enforcement in reducing the number of volatile interactions with persons with SPMI, and help in diverting them to effective community services. We thank the State for its cooperation throughout this unique collaborative process and for its commitment to improve the lives of all Oregonians.”

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Updated August 1, 2016