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Justice Department Reaches ADA Settlement Agreement with DeKalb Regional Crisis Center in Georgia

August 11, 2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

DeKalb Regional Crisis Center is a state funded crisis mental health treatment provider located in Decatur, Georgia that provides mental health services for people living in the metropolitan Atlanta area. DeKalb Regional operates a 24-hour, seven day a week emergency crisis mental health treatment center.

This matter was initiated by a complaint filed with the United States against DeKalb Regional, alleging violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12134, and the Department of Justice’s regulation implementing Title II, 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Specifically, the Complainant alleges that DeKalb Regional failed to provide sign language interpretive services during her 13-day admission at the facility when necessary to ensure effective communication. Complainant is deaf and uses American Sign Language as her primary means of communication.

ADA Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and DeKalb Regional Crisis Center (August 11, 2015)
www.ada.gov/dekalb_crisis_ctr_sa.html

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