The Lynn Goff Spirit of Integrated Treatment Award

This award recognizes a service team that embodies passion, dedication, and creativity when providing services to people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. It recognizes those who consistently go above and beyond the expectations of the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model and, in doing so, raise the standard for exceptional care.

This award is presented by the Ohio SAMI Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE)—an initiative of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University—in memory of Lynn Goff, whose life and daily work in Fayette and Highland Counties, Ohio, embodied the principles of the IDDT model.

About Lynn Goff

Lynn Goff was the IDDT team leader at the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC) in Greenfield, Ohio. She had spent 30 years working in Ohio's prison system and was recruited out of retirement in 2002 to help start an IDDT Criminal Justice SAMI Re-entry Program. The start-up program was funded by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. Ms. Goff died tragically in an automobile accident in the summer of 2006.