New Jersey Mental Health Program Folded Into Larger State Health Resources, Sparks Concern

New Jersey Mental Health Program Folded Into Larger State Health Resources, Sparks Concern

September 1, 2020

The decision to cut funding for an in-school mental health program resulted in some confusion and concern for the communities of the 90 New Jersey schools where the program operates. In response, a spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Families said that mental health services exist and are being expanded through dedicated funding detailed in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which firmly supports states building robust out-of-school services.