New Brief for Relinquishing Custody for Mental Health Services

Trading “custody for care” is discussed in the brief.


The Institute for Innovation and Implementation released an issue brief on the practice of parents having to relinquish custody to obtain mental health services for their children that they could not access otherwise — trading “custody for care.” The document discusses the extent to which it continues, when and why it occurs, and progress that has been achieved to prevent it through legislation and advocacy initiatives.

Read the report here.