TWitter NDEAMThe disAbility Law Center of Virginia is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.  Learn how you can support NDEAM by visiting the ODEP website:  #InclusionWorks #NDEAM

Treatment Failures at CCCA: Lack of Trauma-Informed Care

Seclusion and Restraint
dLCV investigated a complaint about the abusive use of restraint received at CCCA. In the case, dLCV received a report that a fourteen-year-old male resident of CCCA was injured during physical restraint and use of the ERC.  Watch the video here!  Read our full investigative report, the Commonwealth’s response, our press release and more.

Welcome to the dLCV’s new video series, “Ask the Expert.” We will feature a new video each month, with answers to those questions from someone you can trust.

Why can’t more people with disabilities find jobs?  One of the great fears for a person with a disability is that they will lose all benefits, like Social Security, if they start to work again.  Is it true?  Can you try to work and still keep your benefits?  Ask an expert to find out!

“Volunteers Needed”

Death in Portsmouth Jail

Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, died at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Va.  Read the report here.

Click here to read the legislative highlights from the 2016 session

Lesson Never Learned: Lethal Restraint at Western State Hospital

A young woman with mental illness died while involuntarily committed to Western State Hospital.  Read our full investigative report, the Commonwealth’s response, our press release and more.

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