Jailed People Sue Pa. Department Of Human Services Over Mental Health Care
(October 27, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A group of individuals, referred to only by their initials, filed a class complaint on Oct. 22 in Pennsylvania federal court, accusing officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) of failing to provide mental health care for people found incompetent to stand trial on criminal charges (J.H., et al. v. Theodore Dallas, et al., No. 15-2057, M.D. Pa.).
(Complaint available. Document #43-151103-017C.)
“DHS’ failure to allocate sufficient resources to provide ‘competency restoration treatment’ has resulted in what are believed to be...