The Washington Post: D.C. officials were in court Tuesday facing Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle and lawyers representing the approximately 550 District residents suffering from developmental disabilities and in the city’s care. They were asking for more time to comply with a court-imposed improvement plan that is now over a decade old.
Two years ago, city officials were confident that they were close to fixing the District’s system of care for the developmentally disabled — perhaps the most vulnerable of D.C. residents — and ending a history of court oversight that dates to 1976.
Now, with an August compliance deadline approaching, plaintiffs’ lawyers and a trio of independent court-appointed officers have made it clear that the city is nowhere near that point.
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