County’s fine incentive funds may fund substance abuse evaluations

Posted October 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Mental health and substance abuse treatment continues to be a topic of discussion for county officials after a recent change in mental health region alignments that put Lyon County in the Sioux Rivers Mental Health Region. During the board of supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, Lyon County mental health coordinator Lisa Rockhill brought forth a service agreement from Plains Area Mental Health to provide substance abuse evaluations and treatment for Lyon County Jail inmates. Sioux Rivers Mental Health Region is currently not willing to fund the service through regional dollars as was previously the case through Northwest Iowa Care Connections.

Find the full article in this week’s issue of the West Lyon Herald.