Date of Meeting: February 23, 2015 Members Present



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Atlantic Regional Local Human Rights Committee

2/23/2015 Minutes





  1. Date of Meeting: February 23, 2015




  1. Members Present: Mr. Jeremiah Smith Jr., Mr. Bruce Copeland,

Marylin Copeland, Mr. Steven Alexander
Member Absent: Carlenia Jackson- Burton, PH.D.


  1. Affiliates/ Others Present: Crystal Cooper New Hope & Youth Relations, Inc.; Latoya Goddard Divine Behavioral Service; Vimal Amin Divine House, LLC; Tracy Jarvis & S. Janee Jarvis Superior Community Services, LLC; Sharon Davis Harmony House, Inc.; Toquise Mangus Pathway Developmental Service, LLC; Vicky Potts Open Heart Services, LLC; Renata Brown The Arkk Group, LLC; Chantel Clogging Peaceful Surrounding, Veronica Style F.A.C.E.S. Community Services, Latonya Goddard, Divine Behavioral Services;




  1. Others Present: Reginald Daye, Regional Advocate-DBHDS.

Absent: Oasis Counseling Center; Genuine Hearts Community Care Group





  1. Meeting called to order at 9:03 am by committee. The meeting was held at F.A.C.E.S. Community Services at 3500 Tejo Lane, Suite 105, Chesapeake, VA 23321.




  1. Adoption of Agenda: The LHRC voted to adopt the meeting agenda.



  1. Approval of Minutes:

The LHRC motioned, seconded and voted to approved the minutes as submitted. from the meeting on 10/27/2014 after making the following modifications:

    1. Genuine Heats Community Care (residential Group home)

The LHRC motioned, voted and approve the program’s affiliation with the LHRC.



  1. Old Business:

  1. Superior Community Services, LLC closing 4 Castle Haven Road Hampton, Va. 23666

  2. Harmony House, Inc. closing two locations 119 Patrician Drive Hampton, Va. and 2 Battle Road Hampton, Va. Harmony House Inc. adding to locations 411 Oxburgh Place Newport News, Va. 104 Hunts Neck Road Poquoson, Va.

  3. The Arkk Group, LLC adding new location for residential group home 915 Mineo Lane Portsmouth, Va. 23701




  1. New Business:

    1. Open Heart added one new location 1100 Merrimac Ave. Norfolk, Va. and closed one location 524 Youngtowns Chesapeake, Va.

    2. Open Hearts Mental Health Skill Building Services was granted affiliation. The program rules of conduct were approved. The program revised behavioral management policies were accepted.

    3. Divine House, Dr. Vimal Amin, will provide clerical support to the LHRC from 04/27/2015- 04/27/2016.



  1. Financial Report: (Provider information only) as of 2/23/2015 there is $700.00 available. There is no activity since last report.



  1. Advocate’s Report:



  1. Mr. Daye would like to thank everyone for submitting their reports on the correct forms. The LHRC has an applicant to interview today to fill the future vacancy when Ms. Copeland finishes her 2nd term on 06/30/2015.

  2. Mr. Daye reminded providers to let the committee know when you adding new home or services. Instead of sending the Human Rights Compliance Verification Form to the Director of the Office of Human Rights in Richmond, send it to Mr. R. Daye.

  3. Please submit, two week prior to next meeting, your 1st quarter reports, covering the period of: Jan.1, 2015-March 1, 2015.

  4. The committee members and Mr. Daye should receive, by mail, the first quarterly report by April 13th 2015 for the April 27, 2015 meeting.



  1. Provider Reports:

A to Z Enhancement Service:

No longer licensed.



F.A.C.E.S. Community Services:

# of Clients served: 55 (Community Based Day Support: 51; Residential Group Home: 4)

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 0

Complaints: 0

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: No

Are there any Additional Services: No



Harmony House:

# of Clients served: 13 (3 residential and 10 sponsored residential)

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 1

Complaints: 0

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: No

Are there any Additional Services: No



New Hope Family & Youth Relations, Inc.:

# of Clients served: 16

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 0

Complaints: 0

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: No

Are there any Additional Services: No



Oasis Counseling Center:

There was no representative present. They will need to present their 4th quarter and 2014

annual reports at the next meeting

Open Hearts Services, LLC:

# of Clients served: 0

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 0

Complaints: 0

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: seek license for new service: MH Skill Building.

Are there any Additional Services: 0



Pathways Developmental Services, Inc.:

# of Clients served: 78

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 1

Complaints: 2

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: No

Are there any Additional Services: No



Peaceful Surrounding, LLC:

Wrong report forms submitted. They will need to present their 4th quarter and 2014

annual reports at the next meeting.

The Arkk Group, LLC:

# of Clients served: 25 (Community Based Day Support: 8; Residential Group Home: 17)

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 3

Complaints: 1

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: No

Are there any Additional Services: No



Superior Community Services, LLC:

Wrong report forms submitted. They will need to present their 4th quarter and 2014

annual reports at the next meeting.

Divine Behavioral Services

# of Clients served: 68

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 0

Complaints: 0

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: No

Are there any Additional Services: No



Divine House, LLC:

# of Clients served: 4

Serious Incidents: 0

Allegations of Abuse: 0

Complaints: 0

Restraints Used: 0

Are there any Program Changes: No

Are there any Additional Services: No



  1. Public Comment Period: No one from the public was present to speak.




  1. Future Meeting Location and Schedule: April 27, 2015, July 22, 2015, and October 26, 2015, all meetings are being held at F.A.C.E.S. Community Services at 3500 Tejo Lane, Suite 105, Chesapeake, VA 23321.



  1. Closed Session: the LHRC motioned, seconded and approved to go into closed session per VA Code 2.2-3711A to conduct a membership interview and to review abuse allegations, neglect and complaint allegations at the following: Arkk Group.

The LHRC voted to come out of closed session.

Upon reconvening into open session each member certified that to the best of their knowledge, only public business matters, lawfully exempted from statutory open meeting requirements and only public matters identified in the motion above to convene the closed session were discussed.



Recommendations:

Membership Interview:

A motion was made, seconded and approved to recommend to the State Human Rights Committee the appointment of Ms. Sabrina Edward to the Atlantic Regional LHRC, effectively 7/1/15.

The Arkk Group: There were no recommendations.

  1. Elections of Officers:

A motion was made, seconded and approved to appoint the following officers:

Ms. Marylin Copeland- Chairperson-from 2/23/15- *6/30/15 *(term end on 6/30/15)

Steven Alexander- Vice-Chair- term: 02/23/15- 06/30/16

Bruce Copeland- term: 02/23/15- 06/30/16

XVII: Adjournment:

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30am.


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