DMHS issues Home To Recovery plan to resolve Olmstead

On Friday February 15th, the New Jersey Division of Mental health Services released “Home To Recovery.” this plan is an effort to insure that the state can settle a 2005 lawsuit over Olmstead with the New Jersey Protection and Advocacy Inc. In the fiscal year that ended in June, 1,070 — 52 percent — of the 2,057 patients at five state psychiatric hospitals remained committed because of the shortage of housing and outpatient programs. One in five patients spent up to five years in the hospital waiting to be discharged, the report said.

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