Institutions

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.

 

Our publications

Mental Health Law in Oregon – Fourth Edition

Involuntary Medication Hearing Handbook – First Edition

Know Your Rights: Disability Rights in Oregon Prisons

Know Your Rights: Disability Rights in Oregon Prisons (Spanish)


Our latest stories about institutions:

Jails & Prisons: Youth Detention

County moves to keep same NORCOR funding (Hood River News, 417/2018) Oregon Human Rights Organizations Request Statewide Oversight Of Juvenile Detention (OPEN Minds, 4/15/2018) HR County may ditch juvenile jail; Budget shortfalls prompts talk of reducing ‘subsidy’ for jail (Dalles Chronicle, 3/19/2018) Audit looks at juvenile detention (Dalles Chronicle, 3/06/2018) Oregon groups call for state… Continue Reading Jails & Prisons: Youth Detention

Voices of kids at NORCOR

The names of the kids who were interviewed as part of our investigation were changed to protect their identities.  Eli’s Story A boy with a history of self-harm was disciplined for 69 consecutive days for talking and “being needy.” The boy said that he was disciplined for having an additional book in his cell. “I… Continue Reading Voices of kids at NORCOR