Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
Commissioner Frank Berry
2 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgia Crisis & Access Line
January 31, 2013
- Commissioner Frank Berry will present DBHDD's FY'13 amended budget to the Human Resources Appropriations Subcommittee today at 1:00 p.m.
- In an ongoing effort to address issues related to law enforcement, Commissioner Berry addressed the Georgia Sheriff's Association on Monday. "Georgia's law enforcement officials are important to the DBHDD service delivery model," said Berry. "We must continue to have dialogue concerning issues that ensure easy access to high quality care."
- On Sunday, Commissioner Berry addressed more than 100 mayors during a presentation to the Community Development Policy Committee at the Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Mayors' Day Conference. Berry expressed a desire to have a world class behavioral health & developmental disability system. He also highlighted the department's commitment to helping individuals and families navigate care and emphasized partnerships with local communities around building support services.
- CRIPA FACT SHEET: In 2007, the Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated an investigation of our then seven state hospitals for alleged violations of patient civil rights. On January 15, 2009, Governor Sonny Perdue and DOJ signed a settlement agreement attempting to resolve all issues under the investigation and the lawsuit filed against the State of Georgia. [More info]