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Justice Department reaches agreement with Alameda County, CA to improve mental health services

Posted on November 8, 2023

  • The Department of Justice reached an agreement with Alameda County, California, and others who had filed complaints, to improve community-based mental health services.
  • The Department found that Alameda County violated Title II of the ADA by putting people with mental health disabilities in institutions when they could have been helped with community-based services.
  • The agreement requires the County to offer better mental health, housing, and employment services and quick crisis response services throughout the county.
  • It aims to help individuals at risk of going to institutions or jail and those who are already there.

Read the full settlement agreement. 

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