Published on Feb 8, 2013 Join us as we welcome back Christine Griffin to DLC. Host, Walter Noons interviews our new Executive Director on her experiences in Washington; ongoing issues confronting persons with disabilities; and, her goals regarding the future … Continue reading
BOSTON, January 7, 2013 — The Board of Directors of the Disability Law Center (DLC) is very pleased to announce that Christine M. Griffin will take the helm of DLC as its new Executive Director on January 28, 2013. Ms. … Continue reading
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Governor Deval Patrick’s administration last October imposed new regulations aimed at phasing out one of the nation’s most controversial behavior-modification practices. They prohibit the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton from punishing any newly admitted students with electrical skin-sho… http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/05/28/foes-skin-shock-treatment-hope-recent-mass-rules-lead-end-practice-canton-school/owJ6Wa29nDeWNo0hdTsHhP/story.html
House agrees to Taunton Hospital closing. BOSTON — House lawmakers on Tuesday night agreed to allow the Patrick administration to move forward with plans to close Taunton Hospital, but ordered the Department of Mental Health to preserve at least 30 … Continue reading
Court Settlement Approved in Lawsuit to Protect Prisoners with Mental Illness. The federal district court has approved a settlement agreement in Disability Law Center v. Massachusetts Department of Corrections et. al., a case challenging the practices of the state department of … Continue reading
The DLC Cross Disability Advocacy Coalition Coordinator,JonathanGale, was featured as part of an extended story on the effect proposed cuts in services, and significant fare increases to the RIDE (Boston’sParatransit system) would have on people with disabilities. http://word.emerson.edu/wersnews/files/2012/03/BEDFORD-RIDE.mp3
March 13, 2012|By Peter Schworm Eric Snow died as he had lived since he was charged with murder in 2007: alone in his jail cell. But in the weeks before his apparent suicide Saturday, Snow pleaded with Plymouth jail officials … Continue reading