SAN BERNARDINO>> Several San Bernardino County programs have recently won 2017 achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).
These programs included ending veteran homelessness, advancing literacy, and saving citrus trees.
The Public Defender and the Department of Behavioral Health also won a Best in Category Achievement Award for the Everyone SWIMS program.
Everyone SWIMS is a program that seeks to address the issue of unnecessarily hospitalization or incarceration of individuals with psychological distress and mental disorders. Everyone SWIMS stands for Self-sufficient, Well-being, In-house, Mental health services. The program helps increase access to outpatient and crisis stabilization services to the indigent population facing criminal charges.
“The County continues to be a national leader because we are always thinking of new and different ways to improve lives and save taxpayer dollars,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert A. Lovingood. “I am proud of our employees for providing top-notch services and professionalism to our county residents.”
Since 2010, San Bernardino County has garnered 242 awards from NACo, an organization that honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.
Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.
The following people and departments are part of the awarded programs:
County Administrative Office - Vision2Read
Housing Authority - County Vision to End Homelessness
Department of Child Support Services - Child Support License Release Project
Public Works - Flood Warning System Upgrade
Public Works - Pavement Preservation & Preventive Maintenance Program - A Performance Based Approach
Fleet Management - Vehicle Maintenance & Light Repair Program
Workforce Development Department - Annual Y4 Youth Leadership Event
Human Resources - Department Diversity Committee Program
Information Services Department - Vision2Read
Information Services Department - Generator Monitoring and AQMD Reporting
Information Services Department - Request for Guard Services Tracking System
Information Services Department - Automated Incident Reporting System
Assessor-Recorder-Clerk - ARC Website Consolidation and Redesign Project
Preschool Services Department - Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership
Agriculture Weights and Measures - Protecting Citrus Trees by Creating the ‘Help Us Save Our Citrus’ Program
Department of Public Health - Laserfiche
Department of Public Health - SharePoint
Department of Public Health - Virtual Receptionist
Department of Public Health - After an Emergency: Using Mutual Aid to Help Rebuild a Local Government Department when Resources are Limited
Probation - Custody to Community (CTC): Mentally Ill and Medically Fragile Offenders
Probation - Probation Training System (ProbTrain)
Registrar of Voters - EDATE - A Program to Effectively Manage Election Tasks
Registrar of Voters - Poll Worker Training Program
Transitional Assistance Department - Inmate Medi-Cal Enrollment
Transitional Assistance Department - Mobile Fresh
Transitional Assistance Department - Visual Interactive Voice Response (VIVR)
Transitional Assistance Department - Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Biometric Voice Print (BVP) Log In
Aging and Adult Services - Enhancing APS through In-Home Capacity Assessments
Children and Family Services - Kinship Supportive Service Program
Children and Family Services - Jurisdiction/Disposition Report Writer (J/D Writer) Unit
Program Development Division - Human Services (HS) Ham Radio Program
Library - Staff Development Day
Library - New Book Festival
Department of Behavioral Health - Video Interpretation Video Project
Department of Behavioral Health - Group Facilitator Training
Department of Behavioral Health - Expanding and Sustaining the Psychiatric Workforce
Department of Behavioral Health - Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Department of Behavioral Health - Recovery Based Engagement & Support Team (RBEST)
Department of Behavioral Health - CONNECTIONS Program
Public Defender/Department of Behavioral Health - Everyone SWIMS (Self Sufficient, Well-Being, In House, Mental Health, Services Program)
Winners will be honored by the Board of Supervisors at an upcoming public meeting on July 23.
To view specific information about each program, visit http://www.naco.org/blog/2017-achievement-award-winners-announced.