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Voices of kids at NORCOR

The names of the kids who were interviewed as part of our investigation were changed to protect their identities.  Eli’s Story A boy with a history of self-harm was disciplined for 69 consecutive days for talking and “being needy.” The boy said that he was disciplined for having an additional book in his cell. “I… Continue Reading Voices of kids at NORCOR

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Kit de herramientas para padres

Una nueva ley estatal limita la capacidad de los distritos escolares de Oregon para acorta el día escolar de los estudiantes debido a comportamientos causados por una discapacidad. Los distritos pueden acortar el día escolar de su hijo/a solo si cumplen con requisitos específicos. Si el día escolar de su hijo/a ha sido acortado, esperamos… Continue Reading Kit de herramientas para padres

Other bills signed into law

Disability Rights Oregon tracked many other bills during the 2017 legislative session. Many of those fell outside of our legislative agenda. Below are the ones that the Governor signed into law. Mental Health Conditions SB 64 Renames “mental disease or defect” to “qualifying mental disorder” in criminal and certain juvenile statutes. Effective date, January 1,… Continue Reading Other bills signed into law

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Back-to-school tips

A few tips on how to help ease the transition into the new school year for your child from Managing Attorney Chris Shank. This is the text version: Back to School Tips.          

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Strengthen the relationship between community & Portland police

By: Jan Friedman, Attorney, Disability Rights Oregon. Jan is a member of the Portland Police Bureau Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee.  Disability Rights Oregon has long advocated for members of the community to have a voice at the table in helping develop policies that improve relations between the Portland Police Bureau (P.P.B.) and the community. A… Continue Reading Strengthen the relationship between community & Portland police