Russell Nichols is a GOVERNING staff writer.E-mail: email@example.com
Under the agreement with the Justice Department, Georgia will end new admissions to state mental hospitals and develop assertive community treatment, intensive care management, supported housing and supported employment programs to serve 9,000 people with mental illness over the next four years. The state also must create at least 1,000 Medicaid waivers and increase crisis services and family and housing support for individuals with developmental disabilities in community settings. Here's how the agreement breaks down, by the numbers:
For the mentally ill:
For the developmentally disabled:
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