California’s protection & advocacy system
For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA
or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.
Providing free legal information, advice and representation to regional center clients.
The Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is part of Disability Rights California. OCRA is funded through a contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. OCRA has been providing advocacy services to regional center consumers, their families, and interested community members since 1999. OCRA provides legal services to consumers of all 21 regional centers throughout California. This is done by having a Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA) designated for each regional center catchment area. The CRA can help with legal problems, conduct trainings, and investigate denials of rights.
To contact your OCRA office, call one of OCRA's toll-free numbers:
Northern California 1-800-390-7032 (TTY 877-669-6023)
Southern California 1-866-833-6712 (TTY 877-669-6023)
Or you can call your advocate directly at the number listed below:
E.N. was admitted to an Institute for Mental Disease after a series of incidents while he was living at home. E.N.’s mother contacted OCRA for help so he could move back into the community. OCRA explained the regional center is required to provide OCRA with notice when consumers are admitted to Institutes for Mental Disease and IPP meetings are scheduled. OCRA also described requirements for a comprehensive assessment, the time limits for which regional centers can fund an institute for mental disease, and community living options upon discharge. Equipped with this information from OCRA, E.N.’s mother successfully advocated for E.N. to move back into the community.
October 6-7, 2016,
Crowne Plaza Hotel Sacramento Northeast
Andy Faletti (916) 567-1974
Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, Modesto
October 14, 2016, 9-2pm
Contact Person: Sandra Graham – 209-477-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/drailatexpo