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DLC News
  April 3, 2017
  DLC and Chamberlain International School (CIS) reach an Agreement addressing concerns identified in DLC’s Public Report. Based upon their joint concern for the welfare of students at CIS, DLC and CIS worked together cooperatively to address those identified concerns, including CIS devising a detailed effective remedial plan. The school’s remedial plan, which is set forth in Exhibit A to the Agreement, describes the series of actions the school has already undertaken and will continue to undertake. CIS will periodically report its progress generally as well as in the specific areas of restraint/seclusion and the administration of medication.
  Read the Agreement & Exhibit A
  August 15, 2016
  DLC Finds Abuse and Neglect at Chamberlain School in Middleboro
  Read the Press Release  |  Read the Full Report
  July 27, 2016
  DLC recommends Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH) be placed into receivership until a long-range plan can be devised to transfer control of the facility from the state Department of Corrections (DOC) to the state Department of Mental Health (DMH).  |  Details
  April 7, 2016
  DLC Finds Abuse at Evergreen Center in Milford
  Read the Press Release  |  Read the Full Report

  February 3, 2016
  DLC Reaches Agreement with DESE and Holyoke Public Schools
Concerning Abuse It Found at the Therapeutic Intervention
Program at the Peck School in Holyoke
  Read the Press Release  |  Read the Agreement

  December 10, 2015
  Abuse at Peck School - DLC has substantiated a disturbing pattern of excessive physical restraint and psychological abuse of youngsters with disabilities by staff at the Peck School in Holyoke, Massachusetts School
  Read the Report  |  Lea el Reporte

  February 12, 2015
  National Association of the Deaf Sues Harvard and MIT for Discrimination in Public Online Content
  Read the Press Release

  December 15, 2014
  DLC obtains agreement with state to address problems found during its investigation into Bridgewater State Hospital
  Read DLC’s Agreement with the State

Read DLC Report on Bridgewater State Hospital - July 2014