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)
Cracks in the System: An Investigation into a Death at Riverside Regional Jail
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
Protecting and Advocating for Youth with Disabilities in Residential Facilities
How the disAbility Law Center of Virginia monitors and investigates Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities throughout the Commonwealth
Applauding for Success
The Morris family called dLCV because their daughter, Kate, needs adult services from the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). With dLCV assistance, the client advocated for herself very well and became a DARS client.
Report on Critical Incidents in Virginia’s State Operated Facilities
While reporting compliance increased in FY 20, we still believe some facilities are under-reporting incidents.
Volunteer Spotlight: Dawn Grois
Check out what Dawn's experience with dLCV has been as a volunteer so far in her own words:
Volunteer Spotlight: Emmely Byrd
Check out what Emmely's experience with dLCV has been as a volunteer so far in her own words:
Virginia Will Permanently Provide Accessible Absentee Voting Option For Voters With Print Disabilities
Virginia will permanently make its elections accessible and safe for voters with disabilities such as blindness
Virginia Is Overpaying for State Hospital Beds!
DBHDS reports that as of November 30, 2020, 197 individuals were on the Extraordinary Barriers to Discharge List (EBL).
800 individuals receiving services from DBHDS programs tested positive for COVID-19.
In this report, we highlight trends of COVID-19 in licensed community programs.