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Disability Rights NJ’s new investigative report, Person First: An Investigation and Legal Analysis of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey Nursing Homes​

This Report  exposes long-standing neglect and rights violations occurring in nursing facilities around the state.
Over the span of sixteen months, from April 2022 through August, 2023, Disability Rights NJ visited 70 nursing homes throughout the state and interviewed hundreds of individuals with IDD living in nursing homes. Disability Rights NJ found significant violations of state and federal laws, as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Olmstead v. L.C., and person-centered planning rights under the Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule.

Read the Person First Report Here

Investigative Report into Statewide Nursing Home Rights Violations for Individuals with IDD