Developmental Disabilities http://ripr.org en Providence Mayor “Outraged” by Justice Dept. Probe at Birch School http://ripr.org/post/providence-mayor-outraged-justice-dept-probe-birch-school <p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras says he is “outraged and saddened” by the findings of a Federal Justice Department investigation, alleging civil rights violations in a program for disabled students.</p><p>In a written statement, Taveras says the program, which ran for two decades at the Birch Vocational School inside Mt. Pleasant High School, failed its most vulnerable students. The city is looking into pursuing criminal charges.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:57:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 16781 at http://ripr.org