Resource: Brad H. v. City of New York

By: Urban Justice Center

October 6, 2016

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.