Justice Dept seeks Hard Deadlines in Virginia’s Waiver Transition

The Washington Post recently reported on the pending court review of Virginia's 2012 settlement to build and provide more homes for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities across the state.  At question is whether the state is acting fast enough to offer services to individuals on its waiting lists and more rapidly transition individuals out of [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:34+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: General, Medicaid|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Justice Dept seeks Hard Deadlines in Virginia’s Waiver Transition

DOJ Enforces closing of Workshops

Here is an interesting settlement in Rhode Island. U.S. v. Rhode Island  On April 8, 2014, the United States entered into the nation’s first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of individuals with disabilitieswho are unnecessarily segregated in sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs.  The settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island resolves [...]

By |2014-04-08T13:47:10+00:00April 8th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Conferences, General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DOJ Enforces closing of Workshops

DOJ News

Interesting update. A lot on addressing discrimination in schools, voting etc. It just shows our fight for rights of people with disabilities remains an on-going and sometimes silent battle. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Jocelyn Samuels at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District [...]