Despite all the systems in place to ensure compliance, problems arose. There were criticisms of the Consumer Advisory Board as ineffective, and media and other criticisms of the Behavior Stabilization Unit, which served as crisis intervention for Pineland residents and those who had moved into the community.
New criticisms of inadequate funding, staff shortages, not enough community options, lack of proper oversight of persons moved into the community, and other non-compliance led to another lawsuit, in 1991. It resulted in a new settlement – the Community Consent Decree in 1994.
In the meantime, the state had decided to close Pineland. Protecting rights and living up to the provisions of the consent decrees – the least restrictive, smallest most home-like settings where persons with developmental disabilities could assume maximum control over their lives and where services were in place to support those goals.