Disability Rights California (DRC) is a well-established and innovative non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through quality representation, advocacy, investigations of abuse and neglect, peer/self-advocacy services, community partnerships, legislative and regulatory advocacy work, education and outreach.
The Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy will be responsible for the following:
- Provide clients’ rights advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are consumers of regional center services and to individuals who reside in the state developmental centers and hospitals, including ensuring the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and assisting persons with developmental disabilities in pursuing administrative and legal remedies.
- Investigate and take action as appropriate and necessary to resolve complaints from or concerning persons with developmental disabilities residing in licensed health and community care facilities regarding abuse, unreasonable denial, or punitive withholding, of rights
- Provide consultation, technical assistance, supervision and training, and support services for clients’ rights advocates that were previously the responsibility of the Office of Human Rights.
- Coordinate the provision of clients’ rights services in consultation with DDS, stakeholder organizations, and persons with developmental disabilities and their families representing California’s multi-cultural diversity.
- Provide at least two self-advocacy training sessions per year for consumers and family members.
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