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The mission of the New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services is to promote opportunities for adults with serious mental illness to maximize their abilities to live, work, socialize and learn in communities of their choice.

The mission is realized by application of the following operating principles:

  • Services are to be delivered by means of a comprehensive system of care, which emphasizes the most appropriate,least restrictive settings to promote the highest level of functioning;

  • There must be continuity of care and coordination of services within the State and between the public and private sectors;

  • The range of services within the system of care must respond to the needs of the individual consumers and to the special populations served;

  • The Division must assure appropriate, high quality care for the State’s most severely disabled citizens in State psychiatric hospitals and for the less disabled citizens in community programs.


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