Evaluation of the Implementation of the Ligas Consent Decree

In January 2017, the Ligas Court Monitor released the Fifth Annual Report on the implementation of the Ligas Consent Decree. For the second year in a row, the Monitor found Illinois in noncompliance, specifically relating to quality services and the DSP staffing crisis.

IDHD has been evaluating outcomes related to the Ligas Consent Decree. Our final report includes results from surveys of families and guardians of class members that were conducted in 2013 and again in 2015 (the numbers in the report and in this release are based on those who filled the survey, not the entire class). These results supplement the findings of the Court Monitor and provide additional detail regarding the experiences of people in the Ligas class who have received services and those who are still on the waiting list.

Project details

Funded by:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Tamar Heller, Kate Caldwell, Meghan Burke, Lieke van Heumen, Susun Xiong, Meenhye Lee, Yue Wei, Alison Fedoris