California’s protection & advocacy system
Toll Free 800.776.5746 / TTY 800.719.5798

OCRA is the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy

Providing free legal information, advice and representation to regional center clients.


What is OCRA?

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.


Who is your CRA?

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:

Management Team

Alta California Regional Center

Central Valley Regional Center

East Los Angeles Regional Center

Far Northern Regional Center

Golden Gate Regional Center

Harbor Regional Center

Inland Regional Center

Kern Regional Center

Lanterman Regional Center

North Bay Regional Center

North Los Angeles County Regional Center

Redwood Coast Regional Center - Eureka

Regional Center of the East Bay

Regional Center of Orange County

San Andreas Regional Center

San Diego Regional Center

San Gabriel / Pomona Regional Center

South Central LA Regional Center

Tri-Counties Regional Center

Valley Mountain Regional Center

Westside Regional Center

Additional Advocates

OCRA Sucess Stories

O.D. Receives Language Access at School

O.D. and his family recently relocated to the United States from China.  O.D. attends public high school and receives assistance from a 1:1 paraprofessional aide in his classroom as part of his individualized education program.  O.D. speaks Cantonese and has limited English proficiency, but his paraprofessional aide did not speak Cantonese.  As a result, O.D. was having difficulties in class understanding the lesson plans and communicating with his teachers and peers.  OCRA reached out to school district officials to request that the district hire an aide who is bilingual in Cantonese and English to work with O.D. so that he would be able to access his education.  The district conducted a hiring process, and a new bilingual aide is now working with O.D. 

Past Success Stories by Topic


Archive of OCRA Reports

Publications & Fact Sheets

OCRA Brochure (#5015.01)

Fact Sheets on Changes to the Law

Rights Under the Lanterman Act Manual

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Manual


Upcoming Events

"What is OCRA/IFSP/IPP Process"

Parent’s Place
1500 S. Hyacinth Avenue, Suite B, West Covina, CA 6/3 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
(626) 919-1091

"What is OCRA/IFSP/IPP Process"

Parent’s Place
1500 S. Hyacinth Avenue, Suite B, West Covina, CA 6/10 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
(626) 919-1091

Important Links

Directory of Regional Centers

The Department of Developmental Services

California Department of Education Divison of Special Education


Grievance Forms


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