The Department of Justice celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C. This landmark decision made clear that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits the unjustified segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions. Robust federal enforcement of Title II’s “integration mandate“ continues today, with Civil Rights Division attorneys at trial in Jackson, Mississippi, litigating the Department’s allegations of unnecessary segregation of adults with serious mental illness in state hospitals. The Division concluded another multi-week Olmstead trial last Fall on behalf of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities consigned to nursing facilities in Texas. And just last month, the Department entered into a settlement agreement with West Virginia to expand that State’s community-based service array for children with serious emotional or behavioral health disabilties.

Read the Department of Justice blog post on the 20th Anniversary of the Olmstead decision here.