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
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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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
Listen now to an interview with our Executive Director about DRO’s proposed legislation to reduce unnecessary incarceration of people who have a mental illness. Continue Reading Learn about DRO’s legislative efforts to reduce unnecessary incarceration