Clients’ Rights Advocate

Modesto, CA; Valley Mountain Regional Center


Open until filled. Applications should be received by September 11, 2020, to be considered for the first round of interviews.

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience):

Clients’ Rights Advocate 1: $58,383 – $78,234 annually
Clients’ Rights Advocate 2: $63,063 – $84,513 annually


Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.

Office of Clients’ Rights Advocate (OCRA)

Disability Rights California has entered into a contract with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services at each of the 21 regional centers located statewide. The Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate (ACRA) position is funded under the contract with DDS.


The Client’s Rights Advocate provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in the state developmental centers and community facilities. The Client’s Rights Advocate position will be located at or near an office of each regional center. The Client’s Rights Advocate positions are funded under the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) contract.

Education and Experience
Master’s degree (MA or MS) or Juris Doctor degree (JD) plus 1-2 years paid or volunteer experience

  • Knowledge of the legal, civil and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities in
  • Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities.
  • Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons from multi-ethnic communities.

Working at DRC is more than just a job – it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package.

To view the detailed job description and complete the application process visit here.