Prairie Public's Dave Thompson interviews State Human Services executive director Chris Jones and North Dakota Association of Counties executive director Terry Traynor about "human service zones." The first voice you hear is Traynor's.
Representatives from all 53 counties met in Bismarck this week to talk about forming “human service zones.”
The 2019 Legislature passed a bill to allow for the creation of up to 19 such zones.
"It's not a state take-over of county social services," said North Dakota Department of Human Services executive director Chris Jones. "It's how do we best deliver social services to individuals across the state."
Jones said in an interview it's about removing boundaries, and assuring things are done in a more efficient manner.