University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Deinstitutionalization Nationwide"
Date July 23, 2007
Author The Public Interest Law Center
External Link https://www.pubintlaw.org/cases-and-projects/deinstitutionalization-nationwide-tennessee/
Abstract In 1990, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) began an investigation of the Arlington Developmental Center, a state-run institution for people with developmental disabilities in Tennessee. DOJ found the conditions in Arlington were dangerous: residents suffered abuse, neglect, inadequate medical care, and a general lack of services. The following year, the Law Center partnered with People First of Tennessee to bring People First v. Arlington, a class action alleging that Arlington’s inhumane conditions violated the rights of its residents. In 1992, DOJ filed a similar lawsuit.
Source The Public Interest Law Center


This Resource Relates To
case People First of Tenn. v. Arlington Developmental Center (ID-TN-0001)

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