Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP)

Continuum of Care Reform

Formerly known as group home, Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) was established effective January 1, 2017 by Assembly Bill 403 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2015. STRTP is a residential facility operated by a public agency or private organization that provides the following services:

  • Integrated program of specialized and intensive care and supervision, services and supports, and treatment
  • Short-term 24-hour care and supervision to children and non-minor dependents

The care and supervision provided by a STRTP are non-medical, except as otherwise permitted by law. At a minimum, STRTP must comply with the following requirements in order to provide services:

  • Be Medi-Cal certified to provide the following Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) as medically necessary:
    • Mental Health Services
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Medication Support
    • Targeted Case Management
  • Provide access to other mental health services based on individual need(s)

Additionally, STRTP may have a specialized program to serve the following populations:

  • A commercially sexually exploited child
  • A private, voluntary placement if the youth exhibits any of the following:
    • Status-offender behavior
    • Parents or other relatives feel they cannot control the child’s behavior
    • Short-term intervention is needed to transition the child back into the home
  • A juvenile sex offender
  • A child who is affiliated with, or impacted by a gang

For more information, click here: Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs.

Additionally, STRTP may have a specialized program to serve the following populations:

  • A commercially sexually exploited child
  • A private, voluntary placement if the youth exhibits any of the following:
    • Status-offender behavior
    • Parents or other relatives feel they cannot control the child’s behavior
    • Short-term intervention is needed to transition the child back into the home
  • A juvenile sex offender
  • A child who is affiliated with, or impacted by a gang

For more information, click here: Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs.