2011

November 30, 2011 – Advocates Urge End to Reliance on Large, Segregated Adult Care Homes; NC in Violation of ADA; US Justice Department Threatens Suit | Read the Press Release Here

November 28, 2011 – Advocates Achieve Settlement with Montgomery Public Schools | Read the Press Release Here

November 4, 2011 – Bazelon Center Mourns Ricky Wyatt Whose Case Launched Mental Health Law | Read the Press Release Here

September 27, 2011 – Groundbreaking Settlement Reached in Katie A. Case Seeking Community-Based Mental Health Services for Foster Care Children in California | Read the Press Release Here

August 9, 2011 – Advocates Take Montgomery Public Schools Complaint to Next Level, U.S. Department of Justice | Read the Press Release Here

May 12, 2011 – Bazelon Center Finds D.C. Charter Schools Discriminate against Children with Disabilities | Read the Press Release Here

 

2010

October 20, 2010 – Bazelon Center Lauds Agreement to Serve Georgians with Mental Disabilities in the Community Instead of State Hospitals | Read the Press Release Here

September 30, 2010 – Judge Approves Historic Agreement to better Serve Individuals with Mental Illnesses in Illinois | Read the Press Release Here

July 26, 2010 – Bazelon Staff Comment on the Importance of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act | Read the Press Release Here

April 1, 2010 – Judge Denies Connecticut’s Request to Dismiss Charges that It Unnecessarily Warehouses People with Mental Illnesses in Nursing Homes, Violating Federal Law | Read the Press Release Here

March 15, 2010 – Historic Agreement Reached to Transition Illinois Residents Unnecessarily Housed in Large, Dehumanizing Nursing Homes | Read the Press Release Here

 

2009

November 13, 2009 – Motion Filed to Enforce Settlement Agreement on Mental Health Services for Low-Income Children in Arizona | Read the Press Release Here

November 9, 2009 – The Bazelon Center Congratulates U.S. House on Passing the Affordable Care Act | Read the Press Release Here

September 8, 2009 – Disability Groups Win Landmark Case Affirming Rights of People with Mental Disabilities in State-Funded Adult Homes | Read the Press Release Here

July 29, 2009 – Hundreds of New Jersey Residents Released with Community Services After Years of Unnecessary Segregation in Psychiatric Institutions | Read the Press Release Here

June 24, 2009 – Report: Cost-Effective Olmstead Principles Are Necessary for Healthcare Reform, Civil Rights | Read the Press Release Here

June 22, 2009 – The Bazelon Center Welcomes President Obama’s Pledge to People with Mental Disabilities on Olmsted’s 10th Anniversary | Read the Press Release Here

June 1, 2009 – New Study Shows Alarming Rates of Serious Mental Illnesses Among Inmates, Particularly Women, in Jail | Read the Press Release Here

March 2, 2009 – Georgia Stakeholders Ask Court to Withhold Approval of Settlement with Justice Department | Read the Press Release Here

February 19, 2009 – Federal Court Upholds Rights of People with Mental Illnesses in NY Adult Homes | Read the Press Release Here

 

2008

October 2, 2008 – Mental Health Advocates Rejoice as Health Insurance Discrimination Ends | Read the Press Release Here

October 2, 2008 – Often Disenfranchised, People with Mental Disabilities Can Assert Their Voting Rights | Read the Press Release Here

September 25, 2008 – President Signs ADA Amendments Act | Read the Press Release Here

September 22, 2008 – Katie A. Ruling Moves California Closer to Providing Foster Children the Mental Health Services They Need to Remain Safely at Home | Read the Press Release Here

September 18, 2008 – Federal Court Approves Settlement Creating New Housing and Community Services in San Francisco | Read the Press Release Here

January 11, 2008 – Court Asked to Order Effective Community Mental Health Services for California Foster Children | Read the Press Release Here

 

2007

December 20, 2007 – Jailing of Runaway Foster Youth Without Attention to Mental Health Needs, Overruled |

December 13, 2007 – New Agreement Mandates Sweeping Changes in D.C. Special Education | Read the Press Release Here

December 1, 2007 – Lawsuit Yields Agreement to Create New Housing and Community Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities | Read the Press Release Here

August 23, 2007 – Appeals Court Favors Individual Determination of Voting Rights for Disenfranchised Citizens with Mental Disabilities | Read the Press Release Here

July 11, 2007 – Lawsuit Seeks to End Abuse of Girls in Mississippi Reform School |

April 12, 2007 – Mayor Joins DCPS in Struggle to Meet Special Education Requirements | Read the Press Release Here

April 3, 2007 – Court Affirms States’ Obligation to Provide Effective Mental Health Services to Foster Children | Read the Press Release Here

January 10, 2007 – Unjust Denial of Parental Rights Overturned | Read the Press Release Here

 

2006

November 21, 2006 – Court Sets Three-Year Extension of Deadline for Reform of Arizona Mental Health System for Children | Read the Press Release Here

November 21, 2006 – Los Angeles County Ordered to Fix Plan to Serve Foster Children | Read the Press Release Here

November 20, 2006 – Federal Court Advances County Ordered to Fix Plan to Serve Foster Children | Read the Press Release Here

October 31, 2006 – Student and University Settle Lawsuit on Mental Health Issues | Read the Press Release Here

October 11, 2006 – Disability Advocates Challenge Confinement in Huge Nursing Home | Read the Press Release Here

August 29, 2006 – Court Approves Agreement in DC Special Education Case | Read the Press Release Here

August 23, 2006 – Hunter College Settles Lawsuit by Student Barred from Dorm after Treatment for Depression | Read the Press Release Here

February 14, 2006 – Statement of Michael Allen on Office of Protection and Advocacy v. State of Connecticut | Read the Press Release Here

February 14, 2006 – Court Asked toe Require Los Angeles County to Comply with 2003 Foster Care Agreement | Read the Press Release Here

February 6, 2006 – Lawsuit Challenges Unwarranted Confinement of People with Mental Illnesses in Connecticut Nursing Homes | Read the Press Release Here

January 10, 2006 – Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in Goodman v. Georgia | Read the Press Release Here

 

2005

October 18, 2005 – Unregulated Residential Treatment Facilities Exploit Children and Families, Say Mental Health Experts and Advocates | Read the Press Release Here

 

2004

May 17, 2004 – Supreme Court Decides Tennessee v. Lane and Jones, Upholds Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities | Read the Press Release Here

April 27, 2004 – National Expert Calls for Children’s Mental Health Reform in Ohio | Read the Press Release Here

January 12, 2004 – Statement by Jennifer Mathis, Esq. on Tennessee v. Lane | Read the Press Release Here

 

2003

December 15, 2003 – Landmark Mental Disability Lawsuit Ends After 33 Years; Wyatt Case Created Field of Mental Health Law, Established Rights Nationwide | Read the Press Release Here

September 5, 2003 – Motion Filed to Settle DC Special Education Lawsuit | Read the Press Release Here

August 12, 2003 – Lawsuit Alleges Civil Rights Violations in Cook County Jail; Complaint Says Inmates with Mental Illnesses Face Discrimination, Lack Services | Read the Press Release Here

July 1, 2003 – Lawsuit Seeks Community Integration of Thousands of New Yorkers with Mental Illnesses | Read the Press Release Here

 

2002

July 18, 2002 – Public Interest Groups and National Law Firm File Suit Against Nation’s Largest Child Welfare System; Suit Seeks to Improve Mental Health Services for Foster Children Throughout Los Angeles County | Read the Press Release Here

 

2000

July 12, 2000 – Experts’ Report is “Damning Indictment” of Managed Mental Health Care for Arizona Children | Read the Press Release Here

 

1999

April 21, 1999 – U.S. Supreme Court to Review Crucial Decision for Inclusion of People with Disabilities | Read the Press Release Here