ABOUT THIS SERIES
A nonpartisan report found significant shortcomings in Maine’s treatment of its mentally ill, despite a 27-year-old court-ordered decree. Advocates believe Maine’s refusal to appropriate enough money to meet a court decree is at the root of many problems in the mental health care system.
Critics say a comprehensive mental health solution for Maine’s mentally ill has not been found, though drug courts and other innovative ideas show promise.
After 27 years, Maine still fails to comply with the court-ordered decree to improve treatment of the state’s mentally ill
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