Tag: Mental Illness

Settlement Could Offer More Options for People with Mental Illness

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The state Department of Children and Families has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Florida and move toward providing more options for…

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Disability Advocates Resolve Litigation with Florida Department of Corrections

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Disability Rights Florida and the Florida Institutional Legal Services Project of Florida Legal Services announce that a settlement has been reached in their lawsuit against…

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Department of Corrections Sued over Inmate Abuse at the Dade Correctional Institution

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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September 9, 2014

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Florida Institutional Legal Services Project, Disability Rights Florida, and Holland & Knight, LLP, have filed…

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Protecting Service Animal Access

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rep. Jimmie Smith filed HB 849 to help protect the rights of people with disabilities, including veterans, to use their service animals.

In…

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Lawsuit Asks Federal Court to End Segregation of Individuals with Mental Illnesses

Monday, August 19, 2013

Disability Rights Florida has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

The federal lawsuit,…

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