Abuse and Neglect
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The law says DRC can go into places where people with disabilities live. We can investigate abuse and neglect, train people and make sure the place is treating people right. This pub explains the law that lets DRC do this.
This pub tells you about representative payees. Representative payees help you budget and spend your Social Security payments. The pub tells you what they do. The pub tells you who decides you need one. It tells you what to do if they are misusing your money.
Police are often the first ones to come when there is a 911 call. Many do not know how to help a person with a mental health disability who is in crisis. This pub talks about training police so they know how to help.
If you are an adult with disability or an elder, there are protections to help you. If abuse or neglect happens to you, the protections can help you. They can also help if you are the target of a crime because of your disability. This pub explains the protections available.
You may have to report abuse or neglect of an elder or adult with a disability. This pub tells you what abuse and neglect are. It tells you who has to report abuse and neglect. It tells you how to report abuse and neglect.
This pub is for representative payees of people getting Social Security benefits. It talks about the duty to act in the best interest of the person. A payee has to manage and keep track of the person’s money, and advocate for them.
This pub looks at California’s education laws on seclusion and restraint in schools. Other states passed laws to stop using seclusion and restraint. This pub asks California to do the same.
This pub talks about housing rights when people live in a rental apartment, a room and board, or a board and care. The pub explains ways to protect housing rights when evicted. It also explains rights that protect against unsafe living settings.