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

Can I Plan Now For The Mental Health Treatment I Would Want In A Crisis





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Jails & Prisons: Youth Held at NORCOR

County backs NORCOR, calls for change (Hood River News, 12/20/2017) Wasco using juvenile detention (Dalles Chronicle, 12/20/2017) Editorial: The Dalles Chronicle, Time to review juvenile jail powers (12/16/2017) NORCOR Juvenile Center Says Reports Of ‘Psychological Harm’ Are Exaggerated (OPB News, 12/15/2017) Changes seen at juvenile jail facility (Dalles Chronicle, 12/14/2017) Report author explains response to… Continue Reading Jails & Prisons: Youth Held at NORCOR