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“Cook County Sheriff Rips Mental Health Cuts: ‘We Have Criminalized Mental Illness In This Country’”

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This March 26, 2014 ThinkProgress article focuses on the issues of lacking mental health care in Cook County Illinois, and describes how that jail there has become one of the largest defacto mental health treatment facilities in the country, because of how funding for community based mental health care has been repeatedly cut and basically ravaged over the years.  PA Representative Tim Murphy’s proposed mental health reform bill was mentioned in the article as well.

“Human Service Funding Stays Even”

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This February 6, 2013 article on the wjactv.com website talks about the current budget for human services in Pennsylvania.

 

“Impact of budget cuts on mental health services examined”

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This September 12, 2012 article on thetimes-tribune.com website, talks a little about what services are being cut or decreased to compensate for the 10% cut in human services funding in Pennsylvania, the article also talks about the block grant pilot program.

“Changes in Pa. policy worry advocates for those in need”

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This September 11, 2012 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the block grant that 20 counties will receive as part of a pilot program to see if that type of budget works or not in Pennsylvania for human services.  The article also raises concerns for those who had been in the former General Assistance program.

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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