RSA-227 for FY-2018: Submission #1025

Virgin Islands
9/30/2018
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Amelia Headley LaMont
c/o DRCVI
63 Cane Carlton
Frederiksted, St. Croix
VI
00840
http://drcvi.org
(999) 999-9999
(999) 999-9999
Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Amelia Headley LaMont
c/o DRCVI
63 Cane Carlton
Frederiksted, St. Croix
00840
Virgin Islands
info@drcvi.org
http://drcvi.org
(999) 999-9999
(999) 999-9999
Additional Information
Amelia Headley LaMont
Amelia Headley LaMont
(340) 772-1200
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
2
0
0
0
2
0
4
B. Training Activities
5
70
During FY 2018, the Virgin Islands CAP hosted three (3) screenings of the Rooted in Rights documentary film, &ldquo;Bottom Dollars&rdquo;. The film discusses the financial exploitation of workers with disabilities pursuant to Section 14 (c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and what advocates are doing to promote the right to fair treatment and a living wage. The documentary was presented on May 5, June 9th and July 16, 2018. On two of those occasions the film was shown at the newly constructed Caribbean Cinemas on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. <p><p>VI CAP staff presented two (2) workshops (July 31 and August 3, 2018) on the subject of reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Those in attendance were supervisors and Human Resources personnel from the territory&rsquo;s Department of Public Works. <p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
VI CAP staff and volunteers distributed employment-related information at the territory&rsquo;s Annual Agricultural Fair. The event is customarily held in February during the Presidents&rsquo; Day Weekend but was rescheduled for the Memorial Day weekend as a result of the extensive damages to the fair grounds caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. <p><p>In our effort to ascertain our program priorities, VI CAP staff surveyed a total of 360 individuals in English and Spanish. The final results of that survey revealed the following in order of importance: <p><p>Appropriate mental health services is needed Appropriate health services are needed Inform people about their rights so that they can advocate for themselves <p><p>VI CAP staff continues to present a weekly radio broadcast called Ability Radio, which runs every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. on 107.9 FM-&ldquo;DaVybe&rdquo;. During this reporting period CAP staff interviewed and aired three (3) shows on employment and the Ticket to Work Program. The radio broadcasts were aired on April 28, July 14, and June 30 with a potential audience reach of 316,215 impressions. <p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
52
2
0
500
2
0
Not applicable <P><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
Not applicable <P><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
8
2
10
10
5
B. Problem areas
0
2
1
2
1
0
0
1
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
4
0
1
0
0
0
5
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Not applicable <P><p>
E. Results achieved for individuals
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
0
Not applicable <P><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
3
2
5
0
10
B. Gender
6
4
10
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
1
9
0
0
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
E. Types of Individuals Served
3
1
2
0
2
2
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
1
During this post hurricane environment of FY 2018, the Virgin Islands CAP staff continued to collaborate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency&rsquo;s (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration & Coordination, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Red Cross, and the Virgin Islands Department of Labor in an effort to provide supportive services to CAP eligible individuals. The VI CAP staff continued to assist hurricane survivors and displaced workers with their applications for emergency unemployment benefits and disaster related services. <p><p>The Virgin Islands P&A continued to host weekly teleconferences of the Disaster Recovery Task Force. The work of the task force included disseminating disaster recovery information, conducting disaster recovery training, coordinating home repair assistance, and the distribution of medicine, durable medical equipment, hazard weather radios and other necessities. <p><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
Not applicable <P><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands
No
Not applicable
B. Staff Employed
The Virgin Islands CAP employs three (3) professional positions on a part-time basis and two (2) support staff positions on a part-time basis. The agency does not have a full-time CAP position. The agency&rsquo;s 3 professional staff works at 9% FTE and the support staff (2 employees) works at 9% FTE <P><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
R.H. is a young adult woman who has autism. She is non-verbal and is prone to having physical altercations with her mother as a result of R.H. temper tantrums. R.H. is unable to take care of herself and is in need of acquiring independent living skills. R.H.&rsquo;s mother contacted the VI CAP for vocational rehabilitation assistance. The VI CAP referred the family to Island Therapy Solutions where R.H. is receiving occupational therapy and anger management counseling. <p><p>K.Q. is a young woman with polio and a recent high school graduate. K. Q. wanted to attend the University of the Virgin Islands to pursue her post secondary studies. K.Q. contacted the VI CAP for assistance in getting financial assistance from Vocational Rehabilitation to help pay for her college classes. K.Q. was referred to and applied to the VR program. With that information, K.Q. was able to secure the financial aid that she needed without any further assistance from the VI CAP. <p><p>T.B. is a 36 year old male whose primary disability is epilepsy. Years prior, with the assistance of the VI CAP, he registered with the VR program and obtained a written Individual Plan for Employment. His career goal is to become a computer technician. His employment plan included his participation in a job training program sponsored by the VI Department of Labor along with job placement assistance from VR. As a result of VI CAP intervention T.B.&rsquo;s Individual Plan for Employment was developed and implemented. <p><p>
Certification
Approved
Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands
Executive Director
2018-10-11
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