28 Apr: Turner Continues To Press For More In-State Placements For Those Facing Developmental Disabilities And Mental Disorders

TRENTON – Building on her comments from last Wednesday’s budget hearing with the Department of Children and Families, Senator Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer, continued to push today to reduce the number of out-of-state placements for individuals requiring assistance in dealing with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders:

“Every out-of-state placement puts additional strain upon a New Jersey family looking to find treatment for a loved one dealing with a developmental disabilities or mental health disorder. Essential family contact is minimized by this practice and slows down the treatment process.