Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Progress Claimed in Reporting Abuse

A continuation of the Times series regarding abuse of the developmentally disabled. A simply horrific situation.

ALBANY — Roughly 40 percent of the allegations of physical abuse of the developmentally disabled at group homes and institutions in New York in recent months were not reported to law enforcement authorities, a senior state official said on Monday.

The official, Courtney Burke, the new commissioner of the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, revealed that figure as the Cuomo administration laid out initial steps that it said it was taking to reform the state’s care of the disabled.

Ms. Burke and another administration official testified at a State Assembly hearing that underscored the steep challenges facing efforts to improve the system.

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