U.S. Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Litigation on Behalf of Children and Families in Georgia

April 23, 2024

On April 22, 2024, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a comprehensive and compelling Statement of Interest opposing dismissal of a Class Action Complaint filed by CPR and partners on January 3, 2024.  That litigation was brought on behalf of Medicaid-eligible children in Georgia who are being deprived of the mental health services they need to treat their conditions and to remain at home with their families.  DOJ’s Statement underscores arguments raised in the Plaintiff’s Opposition brief, filed on April 1, 2024, and asserts: 1) that the Plaintiffs have stated a claim for violation of the “integration mandate” of Title II of the American’s with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; 2) that there is a private right of action for Medicaid beneficiaries to sue for violations of the Medicaid rights at issue; and 3) that the Plaintiffs have adequately alleged those Medicaid violations in their Complaint.