Group Home Counselor Pleads Guilty to Endangerment Charge

NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning announced today that Jonathan A. Alvarez (DOB: 02/23/89), who was employed as a resident counselor at a group home for adults with developmental disabilities in Morrisville, New York admitted in court that he abused a man in his care. The facility, which is operated by Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Inc., is licensed by the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

DeWitt Group Home Nurse Pleads Guilty to Endangerment Charge after Resident in Her Care Dies

NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning announced today that Tanya Lemon (DOB: 1/31/79) of Syracuse, who was employed as a nurse at a state-operated group home for individuals with developmental disabilities in DeWitt, New York has pleaded guilty to a felony stemming from an incident in which a medically frail individual in her care later died.

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