In response to our lawsuit, DHS has agreed to temporarily restore previous in-home care services for people with disabilities that the agency cut this Fall. Continue Reading Temporary freeze to home care cuts
Disability Rights Oregon protects and advocates for the rights of people who have a mental illness or perceived mental illness.
DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) (42 U.S.C. § 10801, P.L. 106-310), which authorizes P&As to protect and advocate for the rights of people with mental illness and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Learn more about the PAIMI program through this video:
Our most recent posts about mental health news:
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
Our investigative report found that kids held at NORCOR endure psychologically harmful conditions and solitary confinement. Continue Reading Investigative Report: Kids at NORCOR
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