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
CLASI Paralegal Abby Samuels participated on a panel at the University of Delaware on Solitary Confinement in Prisons on April 18, 2016.
The Disabilities Law Program is monitoring polling places in the Presidential Primary for accessibility for people with disabilities. To report on your experience at a polling place, please take a few minutes to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DLP2016VoterSurvey-PresidentialPrimaryDetails
The National Medical-Legal Partnership presented Executive Director Daniel G. Atkins with its Distinguished Medical-Legal Partnership Advocate Award at the National MLP Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 7, 2016. The award recognizes an MLP practitioner (from health care, law, medicine, nursing, public health, or social work) who has made a significant contribution to the research,…Details
The Delaware St. Thomas More Society will present the Monsignor Taggart Award to CLASI Senior Staff Attorney James G. McGiffin, Jr. This prestigious award is presented each year to a member of the Society who exemplifies the following characteristics: – Strong and pervasive sense of justice – Personal courage and conviction – Commitment to law, community and…Details