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NDALC worked with more than twenty other agencies to investigate and help produce Locked Up and Locked Down: Segregation of Inmates with Mental Illness

Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project, in partnership with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and the federally mandated protection and advocacy (P&A) agencies in over 20 states across the country, released Locked Up and Locked Down: Segregation of Inmates with Mental Illness. The report outlines the advocacy efforts undertaken on behalf of inmates with mental illness in segregation by the P&A network, and calls for greater national prison reform measures.

The full report can be found at the AVID website: http://www.avidprisonproject.org/

NEW – UPDATE – Settlement Agreement Website Launched by Greyhound

The website for the Settlement Agreement in this case has been launched and is accessible at http://www.dojvgreyhoundsettlement.com/

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Greyhound to Resolve Nationwide Pattern or Practice of Disability Discrimination

Under the terms of a consent decree filed by the Justice Department today, Greyhound Lines, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of intercity bus transportation, will implement a series of systemic reforms to resolve allegations that it repeatedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); will pay $300,000 in compensation to certain passengers with disabilities identified by the Department; will retain a Claims Administrator to compensate an uncapped number of additional passengers who have experienced disability discrimination; and will pay a $75,000 civil penalty to the United States.  The decree, pending approval by the District Court for the District of Delaware, will further require Greyhound to provide ADA training and technical training on the proper operation of the accessibility features of Greyhound’s fleet for Greyhound employees and contractors and make regular reports to the Department on its compliance efforts.

For more information or for a copy of the consent decree, please visit our ADA website at www.ada.gov. Those interested in finding out more about the ADA may also call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD).


Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council (NVSILC)

Requesting Public Comments about Independent Living Services in Nevada

Email to NVSILC@adsd.nv.gov

The Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council (NVSILC) is soliciting public input into developing the next three years State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).  The NVSILC is responsible for ensuring that the SPIL outlines the goals and objectives for how the State of Nevada provides independent living services to residents of Nevada.  Every three years, the SILC develops a new SPIL for the next three years.  To ensure the SPIL addresses the needs of the community, we need your input to help.  You can help by emailing your comments, concerns, needs and other information you feel the SILC needs to know to NVSILC@adsd.nv.gov.  Your comments will be used to assist the SILC with aligning the SPIL’s goals and objectives to meet the needs of the community.  Your input is voluntary and will share with the planning committee.  However, your comments will remain anonymous.


Siegel Group Nevada, Inc Reaches Agreement with United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to address need for Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Under the terms of a Conciliation Agreement approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and filed in December 2015, Siegel Group Nevada, Inc will develop a written reasonable accommodation/reasonable modification policy (“reasonable accommodation policy”) for use at all residential properties owned and/or managed by Respondents The Siegel Group or Senator Reno Holdings, LLC.  Training on the policy and Fair Housing will be conducted annually by Siegel Group Nevada, Inc for all personnel involved in making residential rental decisions and/or communicating with tenants or potential tenants at any residential property owned and or managed by Respondents The Siegel Group or Senator Reno Holdings LLC, including general managers, assistant general managers, and customer service representatives.

Click Here for a copy of the Conciliation Agreement.  If you experience problems at a Siegel Group property in Nevada, please contact us for further assistance.

 

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