Not one of the Department
of Justice (DOJ) accomplishments that
they list below is connected
to a mental disability like PTSD.
IS THAT? Does the Department of Justice only recognize protecting physical disabilities?
The Department of Justice Commemorates the 18th Anniversary
of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
(What are the Reasonable Disability
Accommodations for PTSD disabled veterans?
I bet the Department of
Justice has NEVER brought a PTSD discrimination case to court.
This in itself
This is extremely unfair
to the 'new' 300,000 PTSD Veterans.
How do we
make them stop harrassing disabled Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Veterans...?
Those interested in finding out more about
the ADA can call the Justice Departments toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 or (800) 514-0383 (TTY), or access
to its ADA Web site at http://www.ada.gov.
of Justice, Disability Rights Section Chief John L. Wodatch
To: NATIONAL EDITORS
Contact: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, +1-202-514-2007,
WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued
today by the U.S. Department of Justice:
Since 1990, the Department has worked vigorously under the Americans
with Disabilities Act to protect and create opportunities for persons with disabilities, said Grace Chung Becker, Acting Assistant
Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. Through a comprehensive program
of law enforcement and technical assistance, the Department remains dedicated in its multifaceted and innovative approach
to removing barriers to ensure that persons with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of American life.
The following recent ADA Enforcement efforts illustrate the Civil Rights Divisions commitment to the
vigorous enforcement of the ADA:
-- On July 25, 2008, the Department announced an agreement with the
Education Management Corporation (EDMC) to eliminate architectural barriers at 19 Brown Mackie campuses operated by EDMC
in Ohio, Kentucky, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Arizona,
and Oklahoma. This
is the Departments first ADA agreement with a private post-secondary for-profit school, and with an education provider that
leases all of its campus facilities from another entity.
-- On July 21, 2008, the Department announced a consent decree resolving
a lawsuit concerning retaliation by the Colorado Springs Police Department,
in Colorado Springs, Colo., against one of its officers. The officer, Lance Lazoff, was denied a promotion in retaliation
for support of his wifes ADA action against the police department. Pursuant to the consent decree, Officer Lazoff will be
promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
-- On July 10, 2008, the Department announced a settlement agreement with
Raynor Country Day School, in Long Island, N.Y., to ensure that children
with diabetes are not turned down for enrollment in the schools day camp. Under the agreement, Raynor School will make reasonable
accommodations to permit children with diabetes to attend.
-- On July 8, 2008, the Department announced a settlement agreement with
the Medical Weight Loss Clinic, headquartered in Southfield, Mich., concerning the refusal by the clinic to serve
a prospective client because she was HIV positive. The Clinic has agreed to provide training on the non-discrimination provisions
of the ADA and to adopt a nondiscrimination policy and procedure at each of its 34 locations.
-- On July 7, 2008, the Department reached a settlement with New Century
Travel, Inc., an over-the-road discount bus service that operates in major cities along the East Coast. This is the first
decree secured between the Department and a low cost, fixed-route carrier. Among other things, the decree provides that persons
who use wheelchairs can schedule rides on buses equipped with wheelchair lifts with 48 hours advance notice to New Century.
-- On June 3, 2008, after working together to make the museums exhibits
accessible for persons who are blind or have low vision and persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, the Department and the
International Spy Museum, in Washington, D.C., came to an innovative agreement, under which the museum agrees to work
to bring the content of its exhibitions, public programs and other offerings into full compliance with ADA requirements.
-- In March, 2008, the Department and the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of
America reached a settlement with the University of Michigan concerning the lack of accessible seating in the Universitys football stadium.
Under the settlement, the University will add a minimum of 248 pairs of permanent wheelchair and companion seats to the stadium
during the next two years.
Project Civic Access:
To achieve increased access to public life for persons with disabilities, the Department implemented Project
Civic Access (PCA). Under this project, the Departments Civil Rights Division
carries out reviews of local and state governments to bring communities into full compliance with the requirements of title
II of the ADA. The project now includes 158 settlement agreements with 145 localities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Most recently, on July 23, 2008, the Department announced its PCA settlement agreement with Humboldt
County, Cal. to make accessible numerous county programs, services, and facilities, including polling places,
emergency management procedures, and websites.
ADA Mediation Program:
In addition to litigation, the Department seeks to further its ADA-related goals under its ADA Mediation Program
developed in 1994. The ADA Mediation Program is a Department-sponsored initiative intended to resolve ADA complaints in an
efficient, voluntary manner. Mediation cases are initiated upon referral by the Department when both the complainant and the
respondent agree to participate. The program uses professional mediators who are trained in the legal requirements of the
ADA and has proven effective in resolving complaints at less cost and in less time than traditional investigations or litigation.
More than 78 percent of all mediated complaints are resolved successfully. In FY 2007, this success rate was 84%, the highest
yearly rate since the inception of the program.
Those interested in finding out more about the ADA can call the Justice Departments toll-free
ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 or (800) 514-0383 (TTY), or access to its ADA Web site at http://www.ada.gov.
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
How do we make them stop harrassing disabled Post Traumatic Stress
Press the next link:
What are the Reasonable Disability Accommodations for the PTSD disabled? Is
one of these reasonable accommodations for the PTSD disabled, include allowing a PTSD disabled veteran, (Plaintiff
in a Legal Malpractice case/Attorney Ethics charges) to be mocked by a Supreme Court official in his written Sworn-Certification
to the Supreme Court. http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id21.html
"Despite the recommendations that the 'Ewa
Marine Corps Air Field qualifies for the National Historic Register, qualifies for national monument status, qualifies
for national battlefield status and the National Battlefield Protection Program," John Bond said, the Navy has other plans.
(Shopping Malls and expensive housing)
Japanese Zero fighters strafed the nearly
50 Marine aircraft at 'Ewa Field before the first raid on Pearl Harbor minutes later. Four Marines were killed during three
waves of attacks.