Oregon Advocacy Center v. Mink (2003) is a landmark civil rights case that upheld the rights of people with mental illness in jail. (Oregon Advocacy Center was our previous name.) The decision requires the state hospital to accept people found unable to aid and assist in their criminal defense within 7 days of that determination.… Continue Reading More than a decade later, we’re still fighting jail delays.
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Arresting people who experience mental illness for minor offenses comes with heavy human and financial costs. Continue Reading Decriminalize mental illness
We express our deepest sympathies to the family of Andre Gladen who was shot and killed by a Portland police officer on Sunday. Media reports indicate that Mr. Gladen experienced a mental illness and was in a mental health crisis at the time of the shooting. Many facts remain unknown. We call for an independent… Continue Reading Statement on shooting death of Andre Gladen
Hospitals and residential treatment facilities often do not provide community integration. DRO supports efforts to integrate people with disabilities into the community and to place people in the proper level of care. DRO has concerns about how the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reviews placements. Concerns have come up with the company that reviews placements for… Continue Reading FAQ: KEPRO & residential placement