Eastern Iowa Crisis System Overview
On January 14, 2016, the Regional Governing Board entered into a first year Agreement, known as Phase 1, with the Robert Young Center (RYC) to provide an organized mental health crisis system in the five (5) counties of Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott.
Crisis Interventions, responses and resolutions are a continuum of strategies and services as referenced in IAC 441-25.18(2)c. The goal of the crisis service continuum is to engage and assist individuals at an earlier stage of crisis to avoid the need for more intensive services.
On January 30, 2017, the Regional Governing Board entered into a second year Agreement, known as Phase 2, with the Robert Young Center (RYC). Phase 2 will provide additional and complementary services to the organized mental health crisis system.
Phase 1 of the Agreement will continue to meet the requirements of IAC 441-24.32, Crisis Screenings and Assessments and IAC 441-24.34, a 24-Hour Crisis Line.
Phase 2 is a second component to Eastern Iowa Crisis System designed to increase Access, decrease Cost, and increase Quality; (ACQ). These components were derived from 146 meetings and conversations with stakeholders.