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.
During Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) , dLCV received a total of 468 Critical Incident Reports from facilities operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)
After reflecting upon the past few years of pandemic living, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia has witnessed the power of art in overcoming isolation and fear. That is why, in 2022, the organization is honoring individuals who have become a beacon of hope and inclusion through the arts.
“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.
On March 23, 2022, the federal District Court for the Western District of Virginia issued a legal opinion and order as relates to masking requirements in 10 Virginia school districts.
On Wednesday night, March 23, 2022, Senior Judge Norman K. Moon of the U.S. District Court of the Western District granted a preliminary injunction for the plaintiffs in Seaman, et al. v. Commonwealth of Virginia, et al.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia and the State Board of Local and Regional Jails investigated Riverside Regional Jail after the death of an inmate with disabilities
Parents of Students with Disabilities File Suit to Stop Youngkin’s No Mask Mandate
How the disAbility Law Center of Virginia monitors and investigates Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities throughout the Commonwealth
This page provides information about the recent changes to absentee and curbside voting in Virginia.