Group Home - Safety

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Mike Johanns says very few developmentally disabled people in the state's care pose a threat.

However, he says for those who do, the state needs to ensure they are in appropriate housing.

Johanns announced Friday that a private Lincoln company that managed a group home where a developmentally disabled resident reportedly stabbed a five-year-old boy did not fulfill its contract with the state.

Johanns says Active Community Treatment has been placed on probation and 24-hour care was to be provided, but it was not.

The company's administrator Brian Kanter says he will comply with whatever the state requires under terms of the probation.

Johanns says the state has increased its supervision of group homes.

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