Advocacy Center

Report slams conditions at Louisiana group homes

Sunday, March 25, 2012The Advocacy Center released a report March 20 detailing the results of a three-year investigation into 16 intermediate care facilities in Louisiana which it describes as the worst at providing proper services for people with developmental disabilities. “Thirty years ago,…

Settlement creates new safeguards for prison detainees

Thursday, April 14, 2011A New Orleans court mandated April 13 that the state of Louisiana improve care for people with mental illnesses in its state prison. The consent decree requires that the state provide inpatient treatment within 30 days for individuals unable to…

Protection and advocacy stands up for voting rights

Tuesday, January 4, 2011The Advocacy Center filed a class action lawsuit June 4 against the Jefferson Parish in Louisiana for failure to provide polling sites accessible to people with disabilities, in violation of the standards for accessible design required by the Americans with…