Judge rules that the state may not force individuals to leave facilities like the Southwest Virginia Training Center for other types of community-based care without their consent.
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00 am (Updated: June 18, 6:00 am)
RICHMOND — A federal judge added certain protections for residents of Virginia’s intellectual and developmental training centers before signing off on the settlement negotiated between the state and the Department of Justice.
Judge John Gibney Jr. on June 13 gave his blessing to the settlement agreement that arose from a federal investigation of the civil rights of people institutionalized in the Central Virginia Training Center. That inquiry then spread to the other four facilities in the state, including the one in Carroll County.
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