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State to overhaul care for disabled amid reports of rampant abuse

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With data showing more than 60,000 reports of abuse against the disabled in one state agency’s care since 2008, New York authorities are set to establish a new prosecutor, inspector general, hotline and other measures next year that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today will address “long-held injustices.” Most provisions of the new law establishing the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs take effect June 30. The center, with more than 400 ...

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