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State of Nebraska


On May 14, 2024, the United States sent a letter of findings to the State of Nebraska, notifying the State that it is unnecessarily segregating people with serious mental illness (SMI) in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Following an investigation into Nebraska's behavioral health service system, the Department of Justice concluded that Nebraska fails to provide its citizens with SMI with the services they need to live and work in their homes and communities.  As a result, Nebraskans with SMI often have no options other moving into assisted living facilities and spending their days in segregated day programs with no path to employment.

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State of Nebraska
  • Integration / Olmstead
Case Document
Updated May 14, 2024