Division of Behavioral Health Services

Arizona Children's Executive Committee (ACEC)

Bringing Together Arizona’s child-serving agencies to collectively create and support an integrated system of care built on the Arizona Vision and 12 Principles

In 2002, the child-serving agencies of Arizona signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) calling for the formation of the Arizona Children’s Executive Committee (ACEC).  The signers of the MOU include; the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, the Arizona Department of Education, and the Administration of the Courts.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

ACEC brings together multiple state and government agencies, community advocacy organizations, and family members of children/youth with behavioral health needs to collectively ensure that behavioral health services are being provided to children and families according to the Arizona Vision and 12 Principles.

The JK Settlement Agreement and the Arizona Vision

ACEC strives to create and implement a successful system of behavioral health care in Arizona by serving as a state-level link for local, county, tribal and regional teams.

Who participates on the ACEC?

List of ACEC Participants

ACEC Subcommittees

ACEC includes four sub-committees comprised of committee participants, family members and other representatives from state agencies, behavioral health authorities and family-run organizations:

  • Family Involvement
  • Clinical/ Substance Abuse
  • Training
  • Information Sharing

For more information on ACEC, contact:
The Office of the Deputy Director - (602) 364-4566


Note: Information provided in PDF files, unless otherwise indicated.