Feds probing North Carolina’s mental health system – Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH — The U.S. Justice Department has opened a formal investigation into North Carolina’s struggling mental health system, the first step in a process that could trigger a federal edict for sweeping reform.

The probe is the result of a complaint filed in July by the advocacy group Disability Rights North Carolina, which contends that the state is violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to provide proper housing for people with mental illness.

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