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District and Non-Profit Group Reach Agreement

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The District has reached an agreement with a nonprofit group that operates homes for the developmentally disabled to improve the quality of its care.

The settlement comes after a federal court monitor and an advocacy group approached the city last month about deficiencies in care at Individual Development Inc. and the deaths of three residents. The Washington Post reports the nonprofit has also faced criticism of its politically connected chairman's unusually high salary.

Under the agreement IDI will face more scrutiny. An outside monitor will oversee compliance and can impose fines and revoke its licenses and certifications.

Before the settlement, the organization faced the possibility of a court-ordered takeover of two of its 11 facilities.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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