Community Placement Plan
In fiscal year 2000-2001, the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) introduced the Community Placement Plan (CPP). The CPP offered to Regional Centers a balance of supporting individuals to transition from State Developmental Centers (SDC) into local community living arrangements, and assisting persons already living in community settings but at risk of being referred to a SDC for a variety of reasons. This latter portion of the CPP effort is known as “deflection.” These two elements of the Community Placement Plan have become widely known as out-placement and deflection. The Community Service Department supports the efforts of the Regional Center’s CPP by creating residential, day service and other services and supports for individuals exiting SDC’s and those at risk of entering one. The Community Services Department accomplishes this through Request for Proposals (RFP’s) that seek applicants to apply for start-up funding given to the Regional Center by DDS.