Low pay, no space for advancement: Why the workers who support people with disabilities are leaving

February 13, 2023

In 2011, after a federal investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice declared North Carolina was in violation of the law and the Olmstead ruling. The state ultimately settled with the federal government, but it has continuously dragged its feet on implementing the solutions it agreed to. Many argue that increasing pay rates for all service providers in state institutions but not all those who work with people in the community is an example of the state’s “institutional bias.” Read the full article.