Justice Department wants Mississippi to expand community mental health services

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to force Mississippi’s mental health agency to increase the number of community-oriented mental health services in the state.As part of the ongoing litigation between the federal government and the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, attorneys for the federal government in court documents on Friday submitted the detailed plan to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that asked him to appoint an external monitor to ensure Mississippi complies with any court-ordered remediation.Daily Journal, Read More.

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