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:
K.H.’s school principal was not allowing him to attend a school party because of his inappropriate behavior toward school staff the previous day. The principal argued that she had the legal authority to exclude K.H. from the festivities in order to teach K.H. that there would be consequences for his inappropriate behaviors. OCRA immediately contacted the district representative and explained that state law barred the school district from using intervention strategies that would cause excessive emotional trauma. OCRA also argued that K.H. should not be excluded from the event since his behaviors were a manifestation of his disability. As a result of OCRA’s intervention, the school district agreed to allow K.H. to join the celebration.
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