department-of-justice

Pa. courts system says it intends to ‘fully comply’ with ADA, following DOJ letter detailing violations

BY: - February 25, 2022

The DOJ letter followed a federal investigation that was sparked by three legal complaints - two in Jefferson County and one in Northumberland County - where complainants alleged that the courts required them to stop taking treatment medication for Opioid Use Disorder in order to graduate from drug court programs.

Justice Department finds Pa. courts in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

BY: - February 7, 2022

The DOJ found that several Pa. county courts ban medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder in drug, mental health and DUI court, as well as during probation and parole.