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 Detention

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 oversight of juvenile justice facilities (OPB News 3/1/2018), picked up by Jefferson Public Radio Advocates urge state to take action on juvenile jails (East… Continue Reading Jails & Prisons: Youth Detention