In December 2013, the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) placed two developmental disability service provider organizations on Early Alert warning status due to governance or oversight problems identified by the state's new Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center). The Justice Center is a new law enforcement entity that began operations on June 30, 2013, specifically to investigate reports of abuse or allegations of neglect of people with special needs receiving state-funded services. The organizations are the Brooklyn Developmental Disability State Operations Office (DDSO), and Footings, Inc. The . . .
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