The overarching goal of the Comprehensive Class Member Transition Program is to achieve compliance with the requirements of both the Williams and Colbert consent decrees. DHS believes that ensuring the availability of integrated, high-quality services for Class Members and minimizing the number of handoffs between providers holds the greatest promise to achieve and increase quality and sustained transitions to the community. The program will allow the State to:
The grant funding approach allows DHS the flexibility to provide grants to providers who, either directly or through subgrantees, can provide this broad, comprehensive service array. If necessary, the State may continue to provide grants to providers for a narrower service array to preserve access to required services in certain parts of the state where comprehensive agreements may not be feasible.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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