On November 6, 2012, the citizens of Boone County passed County of Boone Proposition 1, which created a Children’s Services Fund for children and youth nineteen years of age or less in Boone County. The Boone County Children’s Services Board (BCCSB) has been appointed by the County Commission and entrusted to oversee this Fund. The Fund is created pursuant to RSMo §67.1775, RSMo §210.861, and the ballot language presented to the voters on November 6, 2012. RSMo §210.861 specifies the types of services that may be funded by the BCCSB. By statute, funds may be invested to address the following needs:

  • up to thirty days of temporary shelter for abused, neglected, runaway, homeless or emotionally disturbed youth
  • respite care services
  • unmarried parent services
  • outpatient chemical dependency and psychiatric treatment programs
  • counseling and related services as a part of transitional living programs
  • home-based and community-based family intervention programs
  • prevention programs which promote healthy lifestyles among children and youth and strengthen families
  • crisis intervention services, inclusive of telephone hotlines
  • individual, group, or family professional counseling and therapy services
  • psychological evaluations
  • mental health screenings

Revenues collected and deposited in the community children’s services fund may not be expended for inpatient medical, psychiatric, and chemical dependency services, or for transportation services.
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