The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center is finally moving forward.
After 14 years, the permanent injunction placed on the department for shortcomings in the government’s mental health services has been lifted.
The injunction has been in place since 2005 and while the center was facing a sanction for failing to comply with the orders of a permanent injunction earlier this year, it appears as though GBHWC is back on track as Adelup Communications Director Janela Carrera says the permanent injunction has been lifted.
The permanent injunction was lifted by a federal judge. According to Adelup, the judge recognized the tangible work being done to set things right.
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero stated, “This moment doesn’t mean that we will be perfect — it means that we have made things better but still have a ways to go.”
The injunction was put in place to force GBHWC to provide minimum care requirements for individuals with mental illnesses developmental disabilities.