The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division released its investigation report on December 8, 2021. The DOJ investigated the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine whether the state unnecessarily institutionalized individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) due to a lack of community-based services. The investigation began in November 2019. The DOJ reviewed documents, interviewed staff and management at the state-run Resource Centers, and toured the Resource Centers. The DOJ determined that the Iowa DHS fails to provide adequate community-based services to individuals with I/DD, and fails to present transition and . . .
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