State in violation of ADA, feds say | The Carrboro Citizen

The U.S. Department of Justice has told the state of North Carolina that its failure to make community-based accommodation for people living with mental illness is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Having completed an eight-month investigation, the department sent a letter of findings to state Attorney General Roy Cooper on Friday stating that thousands of people living with mental illness who could be served in their communities are needlessly institutionalized.

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