Scathing Report Faults NY Agency That Protects People With Disabilities
A BuzzFeed News investigation showed the vast state agency left people with disabilities vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Now lawmakers are promising to take a harder look — or to eliminate it altogether.
Legislators And Advocates Call For Overhaul Of Justice Center
Several members of the legislature and a federal watchdog say the agency that handles abuse of people with disabilities should be restructured. The move follows a BuzzFeed News story that found that the Justice Center hardly ever holds abusers criminally accountable.
A Beating At Bellevue, Then Months Of Silence
Patients get beaten. Their assailants walk free. New York’s special agency dedicated to preventing abuse has vast prosecutorial power – and hardly ever uses it.