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Disability Rights California

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General Agency Information
Name:Disability Rights California
Alternate Name(s):Bay Area Regional Office
DRC
Address:1330 Broadway Avenue, Suite 500
Oakland, CA  94612
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:510-267-1200
Toll Free:800-776-5746
TDD/TDY:800-719-5798
Email Address:info@disabilityrightsca.org
Website:www.disabilityrightsca.org/
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Disability Rights California is a nonprofit disability rights organization.

10 critical services that Disability Rights California provides free of charge:
1)telling people with disabilities about their many legal, civil and service rights;
2)technical assistance, training, publications and advocacy support for Californians with disabilities, their families and representatives;
3)legislative advocacy to ensure that laws benefit Californians with disabilities;
4)investigating complaints about serious physical and sexual abuse and neglect-related deaths in institutions;
5)outreach to traditionally underserved ethnic and disability communities;
6)peer self-advocacy services for people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities;
7)patients' rights advocacy for state psychiatric hospital residents, technical assistance and training for county advocates;
8)rights advocacy for clients with developmental disabilities who are receiving services at regional centers;
9)bringing impact litigation and acting as amicus curiae in disability-related cases; and
10)representing individuals based on our priorities and case selection criteria

ELIGIBILITY: Services available to Californians with disabilities. Cost of attorney's time is free.

AREAS SERVED: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties

Mission:Advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.
Programs:Disability Rights California works to bring about fairness and justice for people with disabilities. To reach those goals of fairness and justice, we may:
File lawsuits on behalf of individuals or groups,
Investigate charges of abuse and neglect,
Build peer/self advocacy groups,
Forge community partnerships,Advocate for change in laws, regulations, and public policy, and
Provide information to those who may not know about their rights.
Equipment:
Languages other than English:Can Arrange for Others
Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Developmentally Disabled
Physically Disabled
Psychiatrically Disabled
See Description Notes
Fees:Donations Accepted
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Oakland
 
Subject Headings
 Advocacy
Assistive Technology Information
Developmental Disabilities
Discrimination Assistance
Government Agencies
Information and Referral
Legal Counseling
Legal Representation
Legislative Advocacy
Medicaid/Medi-Cal
Medicare
Mental Health Care and Counseling
Mental Health Facility Complaints
Mental Illness/Emotional Issues
Private Nonprofits
Psychiatric Support Services
Social Security Recipients
Special Education
SSI Recipients
Wheelchairs/Wheeled Mobility
This record last modified December 30, 2013

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