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Resource ID: #19812
Subject: Mental Health
Source: Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
Date: November 3, 4, 5, 6, 2002



The Star-Ledger investigates the seven New Jersey state institutions for mentally retarded and autistic. The investigation uncovers a flawed system, struggling to meet the federal standards, and depicts dozens of helpless residents hurt by abuse and neglect. As New Jersey is one of the few states that still depend on large institutions, possible federal sanctions could cost the state millions in aid.

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