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In August 2008, DOJ initiated an investigation of Central Virginia Training Center (CVTC) pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). In April 2010, DOJ notified the Commonwealth that it was expanding its investigation to focus on Virginia’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead ruling. The Olmstead decision requires that individuals be served in the most integrated settings appropriate to meet their needs consistent with their choice. In February 2011, DOJ submitted a findings letter to Virginia, concluding that the Commonwealth fails to provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. 

In March 2011, upon advice and counsel from the Office of the Attorney General, Virginia entered into negotiations with DOJ in an effort to reach a settlement without subjecting the Commonwealth to an extremely costly and lengthy court battle with the federal government. On January 26, 2012, Virginia and DOJ reached a settlement agreement. The agreement resolves DOJ’s investigation of Virginia’s training centers and community programs and the Commonwealth’s compliance with the ADA and Olmstead with respect to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

To: Members, DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder Group

The next DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder meeting will be on Tuesday March 29, 2016:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Henrico Community Services Board, 10299 Woodman Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 in Conference Room C

Agenda and power points will be posted prior to the meeting. A limited number of copies of presentations and other handouts will be provided for members from the public who wish to attend; but copies may be printed ahead of time as well. When posted, the information can be found at here.

Any questions may be directed Jae Benz, at jae.benz@dbhds.virignia.gov.

December 2015

12-16-15 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting minutes

12-16-15 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Facilitated Discussion

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Agenda 12-16-15

Presentation: TC Closure 12-15-15

DBHDS Settlement Agreement Update 12-15-15

September 2015

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Minutes 9-30-15

9-30-15 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Agenda

Presentation:  2015 09 08 - TC Closure September 30

Presentation:  Delmarva presentations_ 9-30-15

Presentation:  Financial Update _9-30-15

Presentation:  QSR DOJ Stakeholders mtg 9-30-15

Presentation:  Settlement Agreement Update_9-30-15

June 2015

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Minutes 6-16-15

6-16-15 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Agenda

Presentation:  PC ISP Slides for SA Stakeholders June 2015

Presentation:  Financial Update June 2015

Presentation:  Training Center Community Integration Project - status update June 2015

Presentation:  Settlement Agreement Update June 2015

March 2015

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Minutes March 2015

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Draft Meeting Agenda March 2015

Presentation: Finance Stakeholder

Presentation:  Children's Crisis Stakeholder

Presentation:  Independent Housing Stakeholder

Presentation:  Settlement Agreement Updates

Presentation:  TC Update

November 2014

Presentation: Finance Stakeholder 

Presentation: SB627

Presentation: Settlement Agreement Updates

Presentation: TC Census 

Presentation: Waiver Redesign Update

August 2014

May 2014


January 2014


DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder Group Meeting Archives

 

 

This page provides links to documents and reports that identify the availability and quality of community services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) including gaps in services and recommendations for improvement.  The reports are produced for many purposes and are directed to a variety of different audiences but they all provide useful information to system stakeholders. 

 

Some of these reports are produced or updated on an ongoing basis at various intervals.  

 

DEMOGRAPHIC REPORTS

 

The Waiver Service Data reports the number of individuals served in various waivers for the 2014 calendar year.

ID Waiver 2014 Service Data

DD waiver 2014 Service Data

Day Support Waiver 2014 Service Data

 

The ID Waiver Waitlist is located on the DBHDS Waiver Services page  and updated monthly.  The waitlist for September may be found here.

 

The Employment Data Report Winter 2015  covers the periods from 1-1-2014 through 12-31-2014  The document examines the data related to the Commonwealth’s progress on implementing each goal in the Strategic Plan for Employment First and summarizes the data associated with tracking the number of employment first conversations held between individuals and their case managers, types of works settings, hours per week individuals are working, and the wage individuals are receiving.

Virginia's Plan to Increase Independent Living Options (March 2013) inclusive of Appendix C, Independent Living Options Plan Update for FY2014 provides the plan and an update on the progress of the Commonwealth to increase Independent housing options for individuals with I/DD.  

The IFSP Annual Report FY 2015 provides an update on the distribution of funds provided to assist individuals with intellectual disability (ID) or developmental disabilities (DD) and their family members access supports, services and other assistance. This includes information about the number of funding cycles, the applications received and funded, and the breakdown of how funding was used during the fiscal year.

The ICF/IID licensed capacity report lists all currently licensed ICF/IID homes and the number of individuals each site is approved to serve.

 The Quarterly Update of the Training Center Closure Plan provides an update on the plan for closing four of the five Training Centers, including the number of individuals who are planned to move from each facility each year.

The DBHDS Fiscal Year 2014 Annual report (307.J) provides information about the number of individuals receiving state facility or CSB services; the types and amounts of services received by individuals; the CSB and state facility service capacities, staffing, revenues and expenditures; implementation of new initiatives; and the outcomes of any required performance.

The National Core Indicators Summary Reports  for Virginia includes the 1) 2014 Adult Consumer Survey Summary Report, 2) 2014 Adult Family Survey Report, and 3) 2014 Child Family Survey Report. These reports were developed by The Partnership for People with Disabilities (The Partnership) to explain the information that was collected through the above mentioned surveys. The Partnership contracted with the Commonwealth to complete annual surveys to measure and track performance using standard measures along key indicators called National Core Indicators (NCI) to evaluate the specific services provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  This is one method Virginia uses to report on quality, progress, and system change.

 

Assessment Reports:  Identifying Service Capacity/Service Needs

 

The DBHDS FY 2015 Annual Report has been posted on the Division of Legislative Automated Services web site on its Legislative Information System Reports to the General Assembly page at: DBHDS FY 2015 Annual Report. The report contains the official statewide data about individuals who received services, the types and amounts of services they received, the capacities (beds, slots, FTEs) of those services, staffing, funds received from all sources, and expenditures for CSBs and state facilities and funds, expenditures, and total staffing for the Central Office. The report also contains an extensive listing of accomplishments plus data about licensing activities, human rights complaints, CSB board membership, and performance measures.

The 2014 Assessment of Disability Services in Virginia; published triennially by the VA Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) provides a point-in-time assessment of how state-funded disability services for individuals within the Commonwealth with a developmental disability (DD) are provided, accessed, evaluated, and funded.

The premise of the 2014 Community Partnerships VA state Rehabilitation council (SRC) annual report is Community Partnerships and includes a discussion of SRC council activities and recommendations, DARS client success stories, awards and recognitions, results of a consumer satisfaction survey, helpful links and contact information.

The Human Services Research Institute Public Forum and Interview Results November 5, 2013, written by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) evaluates the effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s present waiver service delivery system for individuals with I/DD; provides a review of current waiver rates and how the resources are distributed to providers; and makes recommendations on how enhance the waivers by moving towards a more person-centered and needs based service system.

 

Recommendations for Improvement:

 

The Comprehensive State Plan 2014 - 2020 is a six year plan, updated biennially. It identifies the services and support needs of persons with mental health, substance use disorders, or I/DD who live in Virginia; describes resource obligations for behavioral and developmental services; and recommends strategies to address these needs.  The plan is used as part of the planning for the Department’s biennium budget proposal to the Governor

Virginia's Plan to Increase Independent Living Options (March 2013) inclusive of Appendix C Independent Living Options Plan Update for FY2014 provides an update on the progress of the Commonwealth to increase Independent housing options for individuals with I/DD.  

The Employment Data Report Winter 2015 covers the periods from 1-1-2014 through 12-31-2014.  The document examines the data related to the Commonwealth’s progress on implementing each goal in the Strategic Plan for Employment First and summarizes the data associated with tracking the number of employment first conversations held between individuals and their case managers, types of works settings, hours per week individuals are working, and the wage individuals are receiving.