Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division Announces a Comprehensive Settlement With the State of West Virginia

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us.  Today, we are pleased to announce that the Department of Justice and the State of West Virginia have reached a comprehensive settlement agreement to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The agreement commits West Virginia to expand services for  children with serious emotional or behavioral disorders, so they can remain in their communities and live with their families or foster families, while receiving the mental health services they need, instead of having to live in segregated residential facilities, often far from home, to receive services.   

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