DRC Funding

Disability Rights California provided recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Police Reform, co-chaired by Lateefah Simon, president of the Akonadi Foundation, and Ron Davis, former East Palo Alto Police Chief.

 

Disability Rights California Funding

Disability Rights California receives funds from federal and state agencies, the State Bar of California, foundations and private donations.

Federal Funding

PADD: Disability Rights California is the agency in California responsible for protecting and advocating for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities under the federal Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1978 (PADD).

PAIMI: The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act of 1986 (PAIMI) extended Disability Rights California’s mandate to people with psychiatric disabilities.

PAIR: The Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Act of 1992 (PAIR) extended Disability Rights California’s mandate to people with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.

PAAT: Disability Rights California receives funds under the Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) Act to increase access to assistive devices, services and equipment.

PABSS: Under the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) Act, we provide advocacy assistance to Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare beneficiaries about employment related issues.

PATBI: Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) advocates so people with traumatic brain injuries receive appropriate services and supports in the community.

PAVA: Part of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) was the Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) program. PAVA works for full participation in the electoral process for people with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote and accessing polling places.

Representative Payee: Disability Rights California receives funding from the Social Security Administration to conduct reviews of Representative Payees and educate Social Security Beneficiaries.

CAP: Disability Rights California provides services under the Client Assistance Program (CAP) to provide information and assistance to individuals seeking or receiving services under the Rehabilitation Act, including help pursuing administrative, legal and other remedies to protect their rights.

WIPA: Disability Rights California receives funding from the Social Security Administration to assist recipients of Social Security Benefits to plan their benefits so they can successfully return to work.

State Contracts

Disability Rights California receives funds from the State Bar under the Equal Access Fund, the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) program, and the Bank Community Stabilization and Reinvestment Grant to provide services to indigent Californians with disabilities.

Disability Rights California provides services under contracts with the Department of State Hospitals (California Office of Patients’ Rights, “COPR”) and with the Department of Developmental Services (Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy, “OCRA”).