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Investigating North Carolina's system of housing people with mental disabilities

Rosemary Hoban
Rosemary Hoban

Rosemary Hoban, a reporter with North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC, compared North Carolina's system for treating the mentally ill with those in place in other states and how cuts have affected the systems of care.

After her series ran, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded that the state was in violation ofthe Americans with Disabilities Act in in its housing of people discharged from state psychiatric hospitals, and also violated the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision, which says states need to house people with mental health disabilities in the most integrated community setting possible.

In this article for AHCJ, she explains what she found was wrong with the system and outlines many of the useful resources she used in her reporting.

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