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A new report by the state's Office of Inspector General for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services says the practice, known as "streeting,'' appears to be most prevalent in Hampton Roads but occurs statewide.

Inspector General G. Douglas Bevalacqua calls the practice "a failure of the Commonwealth's public sector safety net system to serve Virginia's most vulnerable citizens."

He also says it "places these individuals and the public at risk."

Bevalacqua writes that his office will "monitor the issue going forward and make recommendations to end the practice."

**The section of the report on "streeting" begins on page three of this report brief:** Va. OIG Report In Breif
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