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Fri March 30, 2012
DOJ: N.H.'s Mental Health System in Crisis
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice moved to join a federal lawsuit suing New Hampshire over its mental health system.
Government lawyers allege without adequate community-based services, the state is violating the American with Disabilities Act.
The federal government says people with mental illness in New Hampshire are too often forced into institutional settings due to a lack of resources.
New Hampshire’s mental health system isn’t the first state to catch the attention of the federal government.
NHPR's Dan Gorenstein spoke with Department of Justice Attorney Alison Barkoff.