Share your story about the services you need. Contact your federal representatives. Spread the word on social media. Continue Reading Tell Congress: How would Medicaid cuts affect you?
Disability Rights Oregon monitors and conducts investigations related to abuse or neglect that leads to death, serious injuries or serious financial exploitations in institutions, correctional facilities and residential care facilities. We work to reduce improper the use of seclusion or restraint and unnecessary forced medication. We also monitor compliance with US Department of Justice agreements with Oregon State Hospital.
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Every year, we gather feedback from Oregonians about the needs of people with disabilities. This input shapes our decisions about how to best focus our resources in the coming year. Continue Reading We want to hear from you about our work
A report, authored by staff attorney Sarah Radcliffe, finds that Multnomah County jail detainees in mental health crisis endure solitary confinement, violence and deprivation. Continue Reading Report: Conditions in Multnomah County jail
Registration is now available for the 12th annual All Born (In) conference on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport. Continue Reading Register now for All Born (In) conference
On opening day, the House Committee on Health Care discussed the rising profession of “Peer Support Specialist.” Continue Reading Legislative Update, week two
The Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on Traumatic Brain Injury, established in 2013 by Executive Order 13-02, has released its final Report on Findings and Recommendations. Read more about the report’s 8 recommendations. Continue Reading Governor’s Task Force makes TBI service recommendations
Read the archive of our 2017 Legislative Updates. Continue Reading 2017 Legislative Update archive
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read… Continue Reading Town hall meetings will be your chance to give input on state services
Each week, we will strive each week to provide background on at least one issue being considered at the Capitol. This week, it’s how to best protect children served in child care agencies. Continue Reading Legislative Update, Week One
The ACLU details the experiences of DRO Board Member Dean Westwood when he was incarcerated at Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Continue Reading ACLU releases report on prisoners with disabilities