Posts Tagged ‘Department of Mental Health’

Jackie Chatmon is 2014 top employee

Jackie Chatmon of Hinds County has been named the Department of Mental Health’s 2014 Employee of the Year. Chatmon is a Program Administrator in the Division of Children and Youth, where she oversees the Mississippi Transitional Outreach Project and Project XPand, both programs focused on providing services to adolescents and young adults. She has been […] [...]

Department of Mental Health doesn’t ask for more state funding

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Department of Mental Health says it can use money it already has to comply with pledges to federal authorities to create more community living spots and spend more on housing. Yesterday, the department told lawmakers it doesn’t need more state money in the budget beginning July 1. The U.S. Department of Justice […] [...]

PEER criticizes DMH; has questions for LeGrand about cutting care

WHITFIELD — A legislative watchdog committee is criticizing how the Department of Mental Health handled a contract to shut down its community care unit at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, in a report released Friday, criticized the department’s $45,000 contract with Guided Steps to […] [...]

Crisis point

DMH desperate to keep facilities open, available Last Tuesday, Gov. Haley Barbour asked state agencies to submit to him by Nov. 1 cost-cutting plans for fiscal year 2012. The request comes in advance of Barbour’s executive budget recommendation he will unveil in November, and is designed to provide a financial outline for the massive budget […] [...]

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