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The SC State Inspector General report on DHEC’s CRCF Program confirms findings from P&A’s “Still…. No Place To Call Home” Report.

The State Inspector General (SIG) has released a report “Review of the Community Residential Care Facilities Program, Department of Health and Environmental Control” on the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s oversight of Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs).    There are 471 CRCFs serving 17,000 people across the state; the report focuses on small facilities with…

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P&A Inspection Reports of Community Residential Care Facilities and Team Advocacy 2014-2015 Annual Report

2014-2015 Team Advocacy Annual Report For information about Community Residential Care Facilities and P&A’s Team Advocacy Project click here. Abbeville County Harmony House Residential Care (Calhoun Falls) 6-3-15 Quiet Acres Retirement Home (Hodges) 10-25-13 Aiken County Village Inn Community Care Home (Graniteville) 4-18-16 We Care Residential (Aiken) 2-25-16 Generations of Monetta (Monetta) 4-20-15 Allendale County…

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P&A Staff Featured in National Article on Transition Rights

Earlier this year P&A co-sponsored its second highly successful two-day conference about the transition rights of students with disabilities as they prepare to leave high school.  After the conference, P&A attorney Pete Cantrell and P&A advocate Lynne Bosma discussed school transition rights with LRP Publications, a national special education law resource.    On May 2, 2015,…

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Judge Rules for Better Conditions for Inmates with Serious Mental Health Issues.

Circuit Court Judge Michael Baxley ruled on January 8, 2014, that the S.C. Department of Corrections mental health program is “inherently flawed and systemically deficient in all major areas,” and prison officials should address the constitutional deficiencies and provide more humane treatment of prison inmates with serious mental health illnesses.  Order Granting Judgment in Favor…

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