Timothy spends his days going into places that other organizations can’t. He visits people with mental health conditions held in jails and other institutions across the state, giving our clients hope and a voice. As a colleague said: “It is amazing to see how people considered the most dangerous in the state will only talk to… Continue Reading Q&A: Advocate Timothy Roessel: “Truly Something to Watch”
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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Today, the Senate voted to move forward with consideration of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Below is our response. Statement from Executive Director Bob Joondeph: On the eve of the 27th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Senate stands on the precipice of undoing nearly half a… Continue Reading Senate votes to move forward with Affordable Care Act repeal
Joel’s work spans two distinct areas of disability law: ensuring that every child with a disability receives an appropriate education and protecting the rights of people with mental health conditions who are held in prison. In 2015, Joel and his colleague Sarah Radcliffe investigated the treatment of inmates with serious mental health conditions held at the Oregon State Penitentiary. They co-authored… Continue Reading Joel Greenberg, Attorney, Special Education, Mental Health in Prisons
After nearly 40 years of pioneering civil rights legal advocacy, Disability Rights Oregon’s Legal Director is retiring. Continue Reading Kathy Wilde: Nearly 40 years of civil rights advocacy