While the U.S. Department of Justice continues to actively investigate large state facilities, it recently signaled its intent to enforce Olmstead and support individuals with disabilities "right to live in the world." DOJ went from asking "What it would take to turn the institution into the best institution it could possibly be?" to asking, “Is the institution is the appropriate setting for its residents?"
With recent settlement agreements, DOJ has started telling states to begin discharge planning and to build community capacity and oversight in earnest. This session will review recent trends and highlight the opportunities for private providers.
Participants will learn how DOJ has transitioned from a focus on the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Person Act (CRIPA) to ADA and Olmstead enforcement. They will also gain a better understanding of the expectations for states, including building community capacity to assure successful placements; monitoring community programs; and building a support system for crisis interventions.
A recording of this webinar will not be available.
Note: all times are Eastern
Catherine Hayes is president of H&W Independent Solutions. Hayes has worked with DOJ as an expert on community transition and currently supports states under DOJ investigations, including the Virginia Attorney General’s office.
- ANCOR members: $69
- Non-members: $129