Disability Rights California (DRC)
Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, California Statewide, Central Coast, Central Valley, Eastern California, Northern District, Sacramento Region, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Disability Rights
Acronym or short name: DRC
DRC’s mission is to advocate, educate, investigate, and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC envisions a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values every individual. In this world, all people with disabilities enjoy the power of equal rights and opportunities, dignity, choice, independence, and freedom from abuse, neglect, and discrimination.
DRC was founded in 1978 as California’s Protection & Advocacy, Inc. The organization’s named changed to Disability Rights California in 2008 as a result of an effort by the Board of Directors to more accurately describe DRC’s work. Today, DRC is the largest disability advocacy agency in the nation with 220 staff members.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Gaby Rodriguez
NBC San Diego
September 19, 2017
Disability Rights California makes moves to protect indigent and people living with disabilities in San Diego.
News Story California Bar Journal
March 2, 2017
LAAC Executive Director Salena Copeland, along with multiple LAAC members, were featured in the California Bar Journal this month to discuss funding for legal aid and express their concerns over proposed cuts to legal aid at the federal level.
News Story Emily Alpert Reyes, David Zahniser
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
August 30, 2016
Disability rights advocates, including DRC and DRLC, successfully get L.A. city council to spend more than $200 million on the development of more accessible units in publicly funded housing.
Press Release PRMediaRelease
June 1, 2016
Disability Rights California (DRC) will operate a toll-free hotline on Primary Election Day, June 7, for voters with disabilities.
Investigative , News Story Jane Meredith Adams, John C. Osborn
April 19, 2015
EdSource Today's investigative report into a "behavioral emergency" system found a consistent increase in the use of this type of discipline against students with disabilities.
News Story Anna Gorman
June 28, 2015
ABX2-15 would allow patients to end their lives. Depression and incorrect prognoses can lead to premature death of people with disabilities.
TRAININGS FROM THIS SOURCE
This overview training will address a “constellation” of hot topics during the Dog Days of August. First tip: depending on context, animals used by people with disabilities can include more than just dogs.
MCLE: 1 hour (Elimination of Bias)
Hands Off My Services: Navigating Fraud Investigations in the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) ContextFeb 13, 2019
This training discusses factors that can trigger a fraud investigation, what counties can/can’t do during investigations, and what advocates and recipients can expect when faced with an IHSS fraud investigation.
This is a substantive, skills-based training on the disability rights of homeless or housing insecure people with disabilities applying for housing and services through county coordinated entry systems (CES).
(Elimination of Bias)
Disability Rights California's "Accessibility in Publicly Funded Housing" project.
MCLE: 1 hour (Elimination of Bias)
This session will address current jurisprudence as to the applicability of general federal and California disability civil rights laws to a range of technology contexts, including the Internet.
MCLE: 1 hour
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