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Statement on Department of Justice court motion

January 29, 2010

ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Frank Shelp released the following statement today regarding a motion filed by the Department of Justice on Thursday, January 28, 2010, concerning the state’s

State Consolidating Hospital-Based Mental Health Services

January 20, 2010

ATLANTA - Adult mental health services at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, are being permanently moved to other hospitals within the state’s behavioral health system, the state agency in charge of the hospital announced today.

DUI: The $10,000 Toast

December 29, 2009

ATLANTA - As the New Year approaches, this year’s toast to 2010 could cost you approximately $10,000 for driving under the influence (DUI).

New department cutting back on expenses

December 18, 2009

ATLANTA -- With Georgia’s economy still struggling, the new Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is cutting back on expenses while working to maintain services for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities