The Governor recently signed Senate Bill (SB) 811 which included a name change for COMIO – going forward we will be known as the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH). Along with this name change, and other language in the bill, come exciting benefits and new activities for 2018! In the coming months we will be updating our website and other materials to reflect our new name. CCJBH will be working on needed outreach and educational activities to spread the word about our name change and the deeper meaning it has for the scope of our work. Not only does this remove stigmatizing language from our title but is also directs the Council to also address the needs of those who receive substance use disorder (SUD) services that have been determined to be medically necessary. The bill also encourages future appointments to the council of those with lived experience in the criminal justice and/or behavioral health system. In the coming   We will be working hard to increase our knowledge and understanding of SUD treatment, co-occurring disorders, and how these issues impact our target population. Council members and staff are looking forward to new opportunities to strengthen partnerships and serve as a better resource to stakeholders and interested parties.