Virginia Consent Decree allowing for more waivers and less training Centers

Virginia

“Under the proposed settlement, Virginia has agreed to provide 4170 additional waiver slots, divided among current Training Center residents, disabled people in various segregated facilities other than the Training Centers, and people on the waiting list for services…The settlement also prescribes in great detail how Virginia will administer the services it provides to disabled citizens. This process will be a shared responsibility of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and local community service boards ("CSBs")...”
“The decree also provides for changed procedures at the Training Centers and spells out how the Commonwealth will assist the CSBs with technical assistance. Each Training Center resident will have a discharge plan crafted by the professionals at the facility. Virginia will set up case-management teams, crisis teams, and plans for supported day services in the community. Essentially, the Commonwealth's efforts—and those of the CSBs—will all be focused on keeping disabled people in the community.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Enforcement
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • Court System
Date Enacted: 
08/23/2012
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