Mississippi Department of Mental Health Findings Letter

Mississippi

We [United States Department of Justice] conclude that the State of Mississippi fails to provide services to qualified individuals with disabilities, including mental illness and developmental disabilities, in the most integrated settings appropriate to their needs, in violation of the ADA. This has led to the needless and prolonged institutionalization of adults and children with disabilities who could be served in more integrated settings in the community with adequate services and supports. Further, systemic failures in the State’s system place qualified individuals with disabilities at risk of unnecessary institutionalization now and going forward.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Enforcement
Systems: 
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Provider Transformation
Other: 
  • US Department of Justice
Date Enacted: 
12/22/2011
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