DLP Monitoring Accessibility of Polling Sites

The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) will be helping to enforce the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the General Election on November 7th.  “We want to ensure that people with disabilities have full participation in the election process, including accessing polling…

Elder Law Program Wins Major Supreme Court Victory

CLASI’s Elder Law Program wins a major victory in the Delaware Supreme Court preserving the rent justification act for manufactured homeowners! The Court affirmed the Superior Court’s decision that found the park owners must meet all of the factors in the rent justification law in order to raise rent above inflation. See the full decision…

Settlement Reached in Solitary Confinement Lawsuit

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC), Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. of Delaware (CLASI) and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Delaware (ACLU) are pleased to announce an agreement has been approved by United States District Judge Gregory Sleet on September 1, 2016, concerning the treatment of inmates in Restrictive Housing Units, with a…

Making Hard Time Harder: Report Outlines Need for Accommodations for Prisoners with Disabilities

More than 600,000 inmates with disabilities in prisons across the country spend more time in prison, under harsher conditions, than inmates without disabilities, according to research. Today, Amplifying Voices of Prisoners with Disabilities (AVID), a project of Disability Rights Washington, released Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with…

The Arc of Delaware Reaches Fair Housing Settlement

  The Arc of Delaware and its counsel Relman, Dane & Colfax, The Arc of the United States, and Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. are thrilled to announce the recent settlement of The Arc of Delaware’s disability discrimination complaint against Sugar Maple Farms Property Owners’ Association, Inc. (SMFPOA). That complaint, filed in March 2015 with…