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The Impact of the Olmstead Decision 15 Years Later

On September 19, 2014 The DOF co-hosted a conference with John Jay College of Criminal Justice regarding progress made over the 15 years that have past since the United States Supreme Court’s decision on Olmstead v. L.C.. The conference specifically focused on the history of the decision, the impact of the decision on Policy and Community Services for NY Consumers, and the impact of the decision going forward. The conference was attended by more than 200 guests and featured students from the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD) asking pertinent questions to the panel members.