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"Once You Enter, You Never Leave": Deinstitutionalization of Persons with Intellectual or Mental Disabilities in Croatia

Resources for people suffering from intellectual or mental disabilities are in short supply throughout most of the world. The Human Rights Watch organization released this 74-page report in September 2010, and it addresses the plight of the thousands of people with such disabilities living in Croatia. The report is based on interviews conducted by the Human Rights Watch in November and December 2009, along with additional research that continued through July 2010. Researchers visited a total of nine institutions in seven regions of Croatia, and the institutions were selected based on geographical diversity and type of institution. Those who read the report will learn about some troubling findings, including the fact that that while the country has over 4000 people with mental disabilities, there are only seven people in supportive community living programs. The report is divided into six separate chapters, including the final chapter which includes a host of recommendations and a section on the existing institutional framework in the country.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2010/scout-101008#2
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October 8th, 2010
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October 8th, 2010 at 11:39am
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October 8th, 2010 at 5:33pm
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