Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Audit: Residents at Risk in California Facilities

Californians with significant developmental disabilities who are cared for at state facilities are being put at risk by outdated policies, leadership problems and poor-quality investigations of assaults and other crimes, the state auditor’s office concluded Tuesday.
The audit found employees of the California Department of Developmental Services do not always provide timely notification of incidents to its Office of Protective Services, which did not routinely follow its investigative procedures on alleged resident abuse at developmental centers.

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