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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.

Notice about Submission of the Independent Reviewer's 9th Report to the Court:  The Independent Reviewer has notified the Parties that the Report to the Court for the 9th period will not be submitted on Dec 13th, the scheduled date with the new reporting period adjustments.  At this time it is projected that the Final Report to the Court will be submitted to Judge Gibney the end of December.  The Settlement Agreement Office will post changes on the DBHDS website as dates are confirmed. 

To: Members, DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder Group

The next DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder meeting will be on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Location to be announced

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.virginia.gov

December 2016

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Meeting Agenda 12-13-16

New Member Welcome and brief Orientation 12-13-16

Settlement Agreement History and Highlights

DBHDS Settlement Agreement Update 12-13-16

Crisis Services Update 12-13-16

September 2016

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Meeting Agenda 9-14-16

Financial Update 9-14-16

TC Closure Presentation 9-14-16

DBHDS Settlement Agreement Update 9-14-16

Court Order changing IR Review and Reporting Schedule

June 2016

6-22-16 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Meeting Minutes

6-22-16 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Facilitated Discussion

DBHDS SA Stakeholder Meeting Agenda 6-22-16

Financial update 6-22-16

DBHDS Settlement Agreement Update 6-22-16

TC Closure Presentation 6-22-16
 

March 2016

3-29-16 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Minutes

3-29-16 DBHDS SA Stakeholder Group Meeting Agenda

Financial Update 3-29-16

DBHDS Settlement Agreement Update 3-29-16

TC Closure Presentation 3-29-16

 

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

SRC Annual Report