Petition Closed
Petitioning Delegate David Albo and 35 others

Judge Gibney Stop the Training Center Settlement Agreement between the DOJ & Virginia


The Settlement Agreement calls for the closure of 4 of the 5 training centers in the State of Virginia leaving only 75 beds at the Southeast Training Center for crisis intervention. The training centers are home to more than 1018 profoundly intellectually, medically and behaviorally disabled citizens. The families of the residents do not consent and are adamantly opposed to the transition of their relatives to community placements. Training Center staff have agreed that residents are where they need to be to receive specialized care in the least restrictive environment. There is serious concern about the ability of community providers – which are already strained and under-inspected – to provide safe care to current training center residents.

Letter to
Delegate David Albo
Senator Linda Puller
Senator Richard Saslaw
and 33 others
Office of the Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, II
Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Bill Hazel
United States District Court Eastern District Court of Virginia The Honorable John Gibney
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developemental Services Commissioner Jim Stewart
CSB Mike Gilmore
CSB George Braunstein
CSB Joseph P. Wilson
CSB Thomas Geib
CSB Cynthia Kemp
Senator Janet Howell
John C. Cook
Sharon Bulova
Delegate Kenneth Plum
Delegate Timothy Hugo
Senator Chap Petersen
Senator George Baker
Delegate Robert Brink
Delegate David Bulova
Delegate Barbara Comstock
Delegate David Englin
Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
Delegate Mark Keam
Delegate James Munyon
Delegate Alfonso Lopez
Delegate Thomas Rust
Delegate James Scott
Delegate Mark Sickles
Delegate Scott Surovell
Senator Adam Ebbin
Senator Babara Favola
Senator Mark Herring
Senator David Marsden
Delegate Vivian Watts
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Honorable John Gibney, United States District Court.

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STOP: The Training Center Settlement Agreement between the DOJ & Virginia

The Settlement Agreement calls for the closure of 4 of the 5 training centers in the State of Virginia leaving only 75 beds at the Southeast Training Center for crisis intervention. The training centers are home to more than 1018 profoundly intellectually, medically and behaviorally disabled citizens. The families of the residents do not consent and are adamantly opposed to the transition of their relatives to community placements. Training Center staff have agreed that residents are where they need to be to receive specialized care in the least restrictive environment. There is serious concern about the ability of community providers – which is already strained and under-inspected – to provide safe care to current training center residents.
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Sincerely,