The Recovery Implementation Task Force (RITF) is an advisory board to the DHS Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS). The role of the RITF is to ensure Wisconsin's mental health and substance use disorder services promote recovery, hope, dignity, and empowerment throughout the lifespan. Members include individuals with lived experience of a mental illness and/or substance use disorder and advocates for individuals with these concerns.

Maria Hanson and Paul Anderson are the current co-chairs of the RITF. 


Mental health and substance use consumers of all ages and cultures in Wisconsin are thriving under the principles of recovery in all aspects of life. Mental health and substance use services throughout the state incorporate recovery focused principles such that all consumers can move into recovery.


To transform Wisconsin mental health and substance use services to embody recovery, hope, dignity and empowerment throughout the lifespan, in partnership with the DHS Division of Care and Treatment Services.