254A.14 SERVICES TO YOUTH AND OTHER UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS.
Subdivision 1. Identification.
County boards may enter into one or more purchase of service
agreements to provide services related to the prevention of chemical dependency to persons and
groups which have responsibility for, and access to, youth and other underserved populations. The
boards may also enter into purchase of service agreements to assist youth and other underserved
populations in gaining access to care.
Subd. 2. Treatment facilities.
If, as a result of programs authorized under subdivision 1,
significant numbers of persons are identified for whom treatment and aftercare programs are
not available, county boards may request funds from the commissioner to develop treatment
and aftercare capabilities.
Subd. 3. Grants for treatment of high-risk youth.
The commissioner of human services
shall award grants on a pilot project basis to develop culturally specific chemical dependency
treatment programs for minority and other high-risk youth, including those enrolled in area
learning centers, those presently in residential chemical dependency treatment, and youth
currently under commitment to the commissioner of corrections or detained under chapter
260. Proposals submitted under this section shall include an outline of the treatment program
components, a description of the target population to be served, and a protocol for evaluating the
History: 1976 c 125 s 5; 1979 c 324 s 47; 1992 c 571 art 10 s 13