FACT SHEET

Settlement Agreement between the United States of America

and Daviess County, Kentucky

 

On July 26, 2011, the Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement with Daviess County, Kentucky, under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

The Department of Justice initiated a compliance review of Daviess County, Kentucky as part of Project Civic Access, a Department initiative to ensure greater access for persons with disabilities to state and local government programs, services, activities, and facilities.  The compliance review included an on-site survey of the following facilities: Daviess County Courthouse, Government Operations Center, Detention Center, Animal Shelter, Judicial Center, Panther Creek Park, Utica Fire Station, Moseleyville Fire Station, St. Joseph Fire Station, Stanley Fire Station, Thurston Philpot Fire Station #1, Pleasant Ridge Fire Station #2, Whitesville Fire Station, Philpot Fire Station, Yelvingville Fire Station, Airport Fire Station, and Sorgho Fire Station.  The Department also reviewed the County's emergency management procedures, employment policies, sidewalks, and its 9-1-1 emergency services.

The text of the settlement agreement specifies the modifications that Daviess County will make to its programs, services, and facilities.  Among other things, the County has agreed to:

This agreement is the 192nd under the PCA initiative.  According to census data, more than 21 percent of Daviess County residents have a disability.

The settlement agreement will remain in effect for 3 years from July 26, 2011, or until all actions required by the agreement have been completed, whichever is later.  The Department will actively monitor compliance with the agreement, which will remain in effect until the Department has confirmed that all required actions have been completed.

 

 

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