DSAMH provides information on substance abuse and mental health issues in Delaware through various Reports and Statistics that are made available for viewing. These Reports and Statistics have been created and compiled based on data collected from various agencies and programs. Please see the following links for available Reports and Statistics for Substance Abuse or Mental Health issues.
U.S. Department of Justice vs. State of Delaware
The lawsuit, filed to compel Delaware's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (specifically, the Supreme Court Olmstead lawsuit opinion) concerns the civil rights of individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) who are served in Delaware's public programs. The Court appointed a Monitor who reports every six months on his findings and recommendations relating to the State's progress toward compliance. The Settlement Agreement was signed July 15, 2011, and is in effect for a period of five years.
Court Monitor Reports:
January 30, 2012, September 5, 2012, March 8, 2013,, September 24, 2013 (Corrected; original filed September 16, 2013)