Decentralization impacts youths needing mental health services | Advocate

In recent years, New Orleans has become a case study in how children and families are affected by rapid decentralization of public education and mental-health systems.

In theory, the city’s families should have more options than ever when it comes to schools and mental-health providers. But decentralization has wrought some unintended consequences, particularly for children with the most severe needs — needs that aren’t always met by private operators.

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