CLASI and ACLU Delaware released the following statement in response to statements by the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware that the settlement agreement regarding restrictive housing and mental health care is to blame for the hostage crisis at Vaughn Correctional Institution. (Wilmington, February 23, 2017) Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) and the Delaware…Details
Delaware quietly disbands death row, gives inmates formerly on death row significant out of cell time.
Delaware quietly disbands death row
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…Details
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…Details
Thanks to a bill the Disabilities Law Program helped draft, Delaware youth athletes will have improved concussion safety standards starting next year. Details about the new law can be found on Delaware Online.
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…Details
CLASI is among 60 companies in Delaware named by the News Journal as top places to work. The designation is based solely on surveys completed by employees of the organization. The full list of companies is available here: http://www.topworkplaces.com/frontend.php/regional-list/list/delawareonline
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…Details
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…Details
After weeks of negotiation arising from a formal threat of litigation, officials at the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services and its Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) have changed their policy on rationing coverage of life-saving drugs to cure Hepatitis C virus (HCV). On March 28, 2016, attorneys from Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. of Delaware,…Details