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.
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.
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