RD588 - Fiscal Year 2023 Unspent Funds for the DOJ Settlement Agreement – Report on Remaining Department of Justice General Fund Balances – September 1, 2023
In 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ), found that Virginia provided insufficient community-based treatments for persons with mental disabilities and was in violation of ADA and its interpretation in Olmstead v. L.C.. This resulted in a settlement agreement between the federal government and Virginia. In response, Virginia closed its training centers and has worked to move individuals into local community settings while expanding community resources. This settlement agreement continues to evolve, and requirements continue to need one-time funding.