Department of Justice Invites You to a Community Meeting

Dear Nevada Children, Families, Providers, and Advocates,

The U.S. Department of Justice invites you to a Community Meeting about the ongoing DOJ investigation into the State of Nevada’s services for children with behavioral health conditions. The meeting will take place via Zoom on Monday July 19, 2021 at 12pm (Pacific time).

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is examining whether the state of Nevada is violating Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires that states like Nevada provide services to people with disabilities, including children with behavioral health conditions, in the most integrated settings appropriate to their needs. The investigation will evaluate whether children receive the community-based services they need to prevent institutional placement.

At the community meeting, attorneys from the team conducting the investigation will provide more information about the investigation and answer questions from attendees. Because an important piece of the investigation is hearing from community members who have experience navigating Nevada’s public system of care for behavioral health, we will also provide information about how you can connect with the team to share your story.

The meeting will have closed captioning in English and a professional who will provide American Sign Language interpretation throughout the entire meeting and Spanish language translation of certain participant questions and presenter answers.

To attend the community meeting, please register by clicking on the following link or copying and pasting it into your browser:

After registering, you will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting via email. You do not need a Zoom account to join the meeting; you only need to click on the link that will be emailed to you after you register.

Please feel free to circulate this information to other Nevadans who may be interested in our investigation. 

We encourage anyone with information pertinent to our investigation to reach out to us using the following contact information:

Phone: 202-598-5344
Respectfully, Sarah Louise Malks
Outreach Specialist

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