TIMELINE RELATED TO THE INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM

The Independent Assessment is a study on children's mental health services conducted by Boston-based Technical Assistance Collaborative, a nonprofit organization with extensive experience in the area of mental health.  It was completed as one of the conditions of the Justice Department forgoing suing Mississippi as delineated in this letter.

The timeline that follows describes what has happened with this assessment.

 

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TIMELINE EXPLAINING MENTAL HEALTH LAWSUITS

Mental Health – The State of Mississippi, the Division of Medicaid and the Department of Mental Health are being sued for discriminating against citizens with mental illness.  The timeline below details these legal actions.

 

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