DRO wants to learn more about how in-home service hours are determined for children and adults who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. We’d like to hear about your experience. Continue Reading Seeking stories of inadequate in-home services
Investigation and Monitoring
Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) can investigate abuse and neglect, and monitor facilities and programs that provide services to people who have disabilities.
As the federally-mandated Protection & Advocacy (P&A) service for Oregon, we have access to facilities to conduct investigations, provide information and training, and monitor compliance with rights and safety. Facilities can include hospitals, community living arrangements, board and care homes, juvenile detention facilities, jails, prisons, schools, and more.
We also have authority to access records, including intake, treatment and discharge records and reports. In the case of abuse, neglect or death, DRO can access records prepared by investigatory authorities.
Once we have conducted our own investigation, we can share the information with the client or appropriate enforcement agencies; prepare a public report that maintains individual confidentiality; pursue alternative remedies, including legal action; and report suspected abuse.
Read more details about our investigative authority: What is Disability Rights Oregon?
Reports from previous investigation efforts:
Our latest stories about investigation and monitoring:
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People in locked institutions are so far removed from our collective awareness that even mentioning them causes my neighbors to turn away. Continue Reading Teaching empathy
Listen to and read OPB’s coverage of our report, Behind the Eleventh Door, about the treatment of some prisoners with severe mental illness in the Behavioral Health Unit at the Oregon State Penitentiary. Continue Reading OPB reports on treatment of prisoners with mental illness