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.
Leinani Walter, Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA)
Christine Hager - Assistant CRA
Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy
Valley Mountain Regional Center
1321 I Street, Suite 3
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: (209) 242-2127/Leinani's dir line (209)242-2129
Fax: (209) 462-7020
Supervised by Ryan Bradley
Leinani Walter - I have a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A in Philosophy from California State University Long Beach. In law school, I clerked for the Federal Public Defender and worked as a legal intern for the UCONN Disability Law Clinic - both experiences proved to be awe-inspiring. I provided Independent Living Skills training to consumers when in college and recognized then that with high quality support services, consumers can meet any of life's challenges. Prior to working for Disability Rights California, I worked as a VMRC Service Coordinator.
My brother Fred continues to inspire me to do good things for people. Through him, I have learned to appreciate the simple things in life. I hope that my personal and professional experience will help me to provide excellent advocacy services for consumers. Valley Mountain Regional Center.
Christine Hager - Before joining the team at OCRA, I worked for a vendor of Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC), I worked for VMRC, and was part of the closure at Stockton Developmental Center. I bring to OCRA over 20 years experience working with, supporting and advocating alongside people with developmental disabilities. My circle of friends and family includes people with disabilities and I am encouraged and inspired by them. I am excited and honored to be part of an amazing team at OCRA!