Preventing Abuse & Neglect

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Community Options

We believe that all people should have “a good life,” including a home, friends, relationships, and jobs. The information presented here can help support a good...

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Proposed Legislation Could Hurt Many People with Psychiatric Disabilities

The following press release is provided by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the National...

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Update on the Ending the Use of Aversive Treatments

The Massachusetts Governor’s office filed a motion on 2/14/13 that would vacate a 1987 Consent Decree that has been an agreement with Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) that...

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Medical Procedures Violating Civil Rights

Study Finds Medical  Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with  Disabilities In a first of its kind study, the  National Disability Rights Network...

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Guide for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

     

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Call to Action to End the Use of Aversive Treatments and Updates

  A letter was sent in September of 2009 to the Office of Disability, Department of Health and Human Services; the Secretary of the Department of Health and...

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GAO Objects to Settlement Ending DOJ Lawsuit

  As a result of the ongoing dialogue between the Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the unsafe conditions...

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Crisis in Georgia’s state institutions

  Many people have read the series of articles in the Atlanta Journal Constitutions titled “A Hidden Shame: Death in Georgia’s Mental Hospitals.”...

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Justice Department Obtains Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the State of Georgia’s Mental Health and Developmental Disability System

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced that it has entered into a comprehensive settlement agreement that will transform the state of Georgia’s...

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A Call to Action To End The Use of Aversive Treatments and Updates

    A letter was sent in September of 2009 to the Office of Disability, Department of Health and Human Services; the Secretary of the Department of Health...