Thursday, January 26, 2012

Virginia Reaches Settlement with Dept. of Justice on Care for Individuals with Disabilities

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia will close four state institutions for the developmentally disabled and move thousands of people to their own homes, their family’s houses or group homes as part of a massive settlement announced Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department.
The agreement follows a scathing federal report of the training centers, which found the state harmed residents by keeping them in large institutions instead of providing smaller, community-based homes.

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