Independent Reviewer's Report on Virginia Compliance with DOJ Olmstead Settlement
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So far, Virginia has met the requirements in a court settlement to reform the system of care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according an independent reviewer’s report released this week.
The reviewer, Donald J. Fletcher, stated that Virginia has shown “good faith effort” to comply with the agreement in the first seven months since a judge approved the settlement between the state and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Federal attorneys charged that Virginia’s service system was failing hundreds of people living in large, out-dated institutions, as well as thousands of people living in the community without support services.