Attorney Gerald Rodman, the court master appointed in 1990 to oversee improvemen
Attorney Gerald Rodman, the court master appointed in 1990 to oversee improvements in the Maine Department of Mental Health, says the King administration's budget imperatives have overshadowed attempts to bring mental health services in compliance with the Augusta Mental Health Institute consent decree. Rodman says Mental Health Commissioner Melodie Peet has failed to produce a final plan, and seems to be uninclined to work with him. Peet, who has embraced the rapid closing of both AMHI and the Bangor Mental Health Institute, says 62 percent of the state's funding for mental health goes into the two facilities, while they serve only five percent of the people who have serious mental health problems. Details.
Augusta Mental Health Institute, Maine Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Mentally ill
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Attorney Gerald Rodman, the court master appointed in 1990 to oversee improvemen" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1450.