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Virginia Continues to Unnecessarily Hospitalize Over 200 Virginians
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Virginia Continues to Unnecessarily Hospitalize Over 200 Virginians

DBHDS reports that as of the end of July 2022, 210 individuals were on the Extraordinary Barriers to Discharge List (EBL). Thirty-one (31) individuals on the EBL have an ID/DD diagnosis. Some of these individuals have been waiting, needlessly, for months or even years to return home.

The Insanity of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
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The Insanity of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

“It’s a sad thing that I have been locked up for 10 years, all because of the NGRI process.” Emanuel VaShaun Key, a patient at Central State Hospital (CSH), has been deprived of a life outside a state psychiatric hospital due to the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) plea.

Our View of the Legislature: Budget
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Our View of the Legislature: Budget

On Monday, March 1, the 2021 Special Session of the General Assembly (GA) formally adjourned “sine die,” a Latin term meaning it has adjourned “without a day” to reconvene.