Sunday, July 29, 2012
Va. Making Progress on DOJ Settlement
RICHMOND -- Virginia has moved several dozen of the hundreds of people living in state institutions for the disabled back to their communities, according to its first progress report on compliance with a federal civil rights settlement.
By June 30, 61 people had moved out of Central Virginia and Southside training centers and into the community.
Of those, 22 received Medicaid waivers — a program the state promised the U.S. Department of Justice it would expand — and 34 received slots through a related program called Money Follows the Person.