JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is expected to rule on a remedial plan for the Mississippi State Department of Mental Health in the near future.
He recently heard from his appointed special master Michael Hogan, who said he feels the state has made progress at providing community-based programs for people with mental illness.
Hogan also repeatedly expressed concerns about a lack of accountability on the overall effectiveness of the community mental health system.
He said there are few metrics documenting the success of the state’s programs.
The United States Department of Justice successfully sued the state two years ago when Reeves ruled Mississippi was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.