DOJ Settlement Agreement

In August 2008, the US Department of Justice initiated an investigation into conditions of confinement at the Central Virginia Training Center.  In April 2010, the Department of Justice enlarged its investigation to include the provisions of community services throughout the state.  DOJ issued its letter of findings in February, 2011 – DOJ found that conditions at the training center and in the community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities violate the US Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

After nearly a year of negotiations, in January 2012, the Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia reached a settlement agreement.  The Federal court entered that agreement, with some revisions made at the court’s request, in August of 2012.

Public Status Hearing on Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 1:00pm.  
To keep the Court and the public informed of the parties' progress a public status hearing is scheduled.  It will take place at 701 EAST Broad Street, Richmond, VA. 
The Commonwealth of Virginia and the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) are in a Settlement Agreement that started in 2012.
The Independent Reviewer for the VA DOJ Settlement Agreement issues a report every six months.