At any given time, DLC is conducting monitoring and investigation activities pursuant to our Protection and Advocacy authority in settings that provide care, treatment, services, supports, and other assistance to persons with disabilities. We devote a significant amount of resources on performing these central P&A activities, reaching a broad ranges of settings that include hospitals and psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities, DDS and DMH community residences, large institutions (ICF/IDDs) serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, schools, day programs, and correctional facilities.  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for monitoring  safety and compliance with the rights of individuals with disabilities and investigating abuse and neglect has increased significantly.

DLC is highly selective about publicly announcing monitoring and investigation activities, doing so only when it is in the interests of the affected persons with disabilities and in accordance with P&A confidentiality obligations under federal law. Below are some examples of important DLC investigation-related documentation:

DLC Finds Abuse & Neglect in Death of Woman Discharged from Middleborough Hospital and Left on Boston Streets – June 2021


Notice of MCI-Shirley and MCI-Norfolk Investigations – April 2020


MCI-Shirley and MCI-Norfolk Prison Investigations – Interim Findings – November 2020


Notice of Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Investigation – June 2020


Notice of Tewksbury Hospital Investigation – June 2020


Bridgewater State Hospital Report – July 2014

DLC Agreement with State on Bridgewater State Hospital – December 2014

DLC Report – “Another Senseless Death at Bridgewater” – June 2016

Public Report on the Efficacy of Service Delivery Reforms at Bridgewater State Hospital – May 2018

Report Highlighting Substantial Problems with Physical Environment at Bridgewater State Hospital – February 2019

DLC Issues Recommendations for Bridgewater State Hospital – July 2019

DLC Bridgewater State Hospital Progress Report – March 2020

DLC Bridgewater State Hospital Six Month Report Oct 2020

DLC Bridgewater State Hospital Progress Report – July 2021


Tri-County School Investigation Report – August 2018


Meadowridge Academy Investigation Report – April 2018


Arbour Health Systems Investigation Report – February 2018


Crowell School Investigation Report – February 2018


Chamberlain School Report – August 2016
Chamberlain School Settlement Agreement – April 2017


Peck School Report – December 2015


 

 

 

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