Ada Grievance Form - La Porte County, Indiana

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La Porte County Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure
This Grievance Procedure is to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints
alleging any action that is prohibited by Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). It may be
used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the
provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the La Porte County.
Due to the varying circumstances of each grievance, the resolution of any one grievance by the County
does not represent a standard upon which the County is bound or upon which other complaining parties
may rely. The County’s ADA Coordinator shall maintain all ADA grievance files for a period of three
years.
The procedure to file a grievance is as follows:
Step 1. The complaint of the alleged discrimination should be filed on an ADA Grievance Form.
If the complaint is not filed on the Grievance Form, it should nonetheless contain the following
information:
* Name, address, and telephone number of the person filing the grievance;
*Name, address, and telephone number of the person discriminated against on the basis
of disability, if other than the person filing the grievance;
*Location, date, and description of the problem;
*State whether a complaint has been filed with the US Department of Justice or other
federal or state civil rights agency or court;
*Identify agency or court where the other complaint was filed. Include filing date, and the
name, address, and telephone number of a contact person with the agency with which
the complaint was filed.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant as soon as possible, but no later than (60) calendar
days after the alleged violation to: Mike Yacullo, ADA Coordinator, 555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 203A.
Step 2. The grievance shall be responded to or acknowledged in writing within 15 calendar days
of receipt.
Step 3. Validity of the alleged discrimination shall be discerned by the ADA Coordinator by
conducting an investigation within (30) calendar days of receipt. If appropriate, the ADA
Coordinator shall arrange to meet with the grievant to discuss the matter. Within (15) calendar
days of the meeting or completion of investigation, the ADA Coordinator shall respond in writing,
explaining the position of La Porte County, and offer options for resolution of the complaint. Any
resolution of the grievance shall be documented in the County’s ADA Grievance File.
Step 4. The County’s grievance procedure is not required to seek out other remedies. If the
grievant is unsatisfied with the County’s management of the grievance at any stage of the process
or does not wish to file a grievance through the County, the grievant may file a complaint directly
with the US Department of Justice or other appropriate state or federal agency.
La Porte County Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure
This Grievance Procedure is to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints
alleging any action that is prohibited by Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). It may be
used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the
provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the La Porte County.
Due to the varying circumstances of each grievance, the resolution of any one grievance by the County
does not represent a standard upon which the County is bound or upon which other complaining parties
may rely. The County’s ADA Coordinator shall maintain all ADA grievance files for a period of three
years.
The procedure to file a grievance is as follows:
Step 1. The complaint of the alleged discrimination should be filed on an ADA Grievance Form.
If the complaint is not filed on the Grievance Form, it should nonetheless contain the following
information:
* Name, address, and telephone number of the person filing the grievance;
*Name, address, and telephone number of the person discriminated against on the basis
of disability, if other than the person filing the grievance;
*Location, date, and description of the problem;
*State whether a complaint has been filed with the US Department of Justice or other
federal or state civil rights agency or court;
*Identify agency or court where the other complaint was filed. Include filing date, and the
name, address, and telephone number of a contact person with the agency with which
the complaint was filed.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant as soon as possible, but no later than (60) calendar
days after the alleged violation to: Mike Yacullo, ADA Coordinator, 555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 203A.
Step 2. The grievance shall be responded to or acknowledged in writing within 15 calendar days
of receipt.
Step 3. Validity of the alleged discrimination shall be discerned by the ADA Coordinator by
conducting an investigation within (30) calendar days of receipt. If appropriate, the ADA
Coordinator shall arrange to meet with the grievant to discuss the matter. Within (15) calendar
days of the meeting or completion of investigation, the ADA Coordinator shall respond in writing,
explaining the position of La Porte County, and offer options for resolution of the complaint. Any
resolution of the grievance shall be documented in the County’s ADA Grievance File.
Step 4. The County’s grievance procedure is not required to seek out other remedies. If the
grievant is unsatisfied with the County’s management of the grievance at any stage of the process
or does not wish to file a grievance through the County, the grievant may file a complaint directly
with the US Department of Justice or other appropriate state or federal agency.
La Porte County Grievance Form
Please read the attached Complaint, Grievance and Appeal Process Policy & Procedures
Please Print Clearly
Today’s Date: ________________
Grievant: _________________________________
Address: _______________________________________
City, State, Zip: ___________________________________
Individual Discriminated Against: ______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________________
Alleged Violation: Date(s) of Occurrence: _______________________________________________
Describe violation:
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Has complaint been filed with a State or Federal agency: YES ______ NO ________
Name of Agency: _____________________________________ Date Filed: ____________________
Contact Person: _______________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________
Phone: _______________________________
Grievant’s Signature: _________________________________________
For a complaint to be acted upon, it must be documented in writing with the complainant’s
signature and address. The initial complaint, whether verbal or written, should be directed to the
ADA Coordinator within (60) calendar days of incident.
Forms are available on the La Porte County’s website (www.laportecounty.org) and located at the La
Porte County Complex, 555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 203, La Porte, IN, 46350. Alternate formats are
available upon request. If you require assistance completing this form please call: (219) 326-6808 Ext.
2298.

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