Amanda D. v. Hassan

Class action lawsuit alleging New Hampshire officials violated Title II of the ADA by unnecessarily segregating individuals with serious mental illness in a state-operated nursing facility [Glencliff] and a state psychiatric facility [New Hampshire Hospital].  A comprehensive settlement agreement, approved by the Court in 2014, requires the State to significantly increase the capacity and the quality of Assertive Community Treatment, Mobile Crisis Intervention, Supported Housing, and Supported Employment to individuals with mental illness, as well as to reform transition planning for persons in these institutions.  The settlement is monitored by an independent expert reviewer.  CPR’s co-counsel are the Disabilities Rights Center, Devine Millimet & Branch, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and intervenor US Department of Justice.