Albany - We agree with the governor that the abuse and neglect of people with disabilities cannot and should not be tolerated. Additionally, private providers who serve people with special needs and disabilities should and must be subject to the same transparency as state facilities and group homes. Information on abuse in facilities operated by private providers is often times shrouded in secrecy.
Our members who work in the human services agencies are committed, hard working, caring professionals who go to work every day to make people’s lives richer and fuller by providing quality care to those in need.
We look forward to the opportunity to see the proposed legislation that will create the new Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs and to learn how the changes will be implemented.