University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Brad H. v. City of New York"
Date Oct 6, 2016
Author Urban Justice Center
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Abstract Resource page by plaintiffs' counsel:
The Urban Justice Center filed this class action lawsuit in 1999, challenging New York City's practice of discharging people with mental illness from the City jails in the middle of the night with only $1.50 and two tokens, and without any psychiatric medication or treatment referrals. In 2003, the parties settled the case with an agreement that the City would provide the 15,000 people who receive psychiatric treatment in City jails each year with discharge planning services, including continued mental health care, case management, and assistance in accessing public benefits and housing.

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case Brad H. v. City of New York (JC-NY-0017)

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