Commissioner's Statewide Cultural and Linguistic Competence Advisory Committee
In 2008, the Agency Commissioner established the Charter for the Commissioner's Statewide Cultural and Linguistic Competence Advisory Committee (CLCAC).
The purpose of the CLCAC is to advise the Department on culturally and linguistically appropriate policies and practices; support the development of culturally informed programming; and provide recommendations to the Commissioner that enhance services and support the elimination of disparities within the state’s mental health, intellectual disability and substance-use disorder system.
Specifically, the CLCAC assists the Department with strategic planning, policy development, committee activities, and information dissemination as it relates to cultural competence, cultural programming, health equity, language access, and community needs. Additionally, the CLCAC provides legislative and policy recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
Commissioner Barber Appoints New Members to the CLC Advisory Committee for 2016-2019