A student was encouraged to enroll at a for profit vocational school and take out large loans, despite an inability to complete the program due to her disability. DRO has an ongoing project to curb predatory recruitment and lending practices at for-profit colleges and trade schools. Continue Reading DRO and the Oregon Department of Justice win cancellation of predatory college loans
Disability Rights Oregon provides information, referral, and advocacy services for Oregonians who are having a disability-related legal problem related to education, including public special education and transition services, and postsecondary education including public, private, and vocational schools. DRO works to secure integrated and appropriate public services for children and young adults in the public school system and prevent the use of restraint, seclusion and police intervention with students. See our Goals & Priorities for more details.
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DRO worked on a wide variety of bills this session. Here is a summary of what passed, what didn’t, and what task forces were created. Continue Reading 2013 Oregon Legislative Wrap Up
Legislators are looking at better ways to keep individuals and the community safe as well as making the best use of our criminal justice and mental health resources. Continue Reading Oregon Legislature Back in Action