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The Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is part of Disability Rights California. OCRA has a Clients’ Rights Advocate (CRA) at each regional center. The CRA helps protect regional center consumer’s rights. OCRA is funded by the state Department of Developmental Services.
Who Can OCRA Help?
Anyone may ask OCRA about regional center consumer’s rights. OCRA will answer the questions or help find another resource. Regional center consumers or family members may ask OCRA to advocate for their rights.
You and Your Clients’ Rights Advocate
Disability Rights California provides CAP services statewide. CAP provides information, advice and advocacy to help people who have disabilities get employment services from DOR, such as training, education and a job. CAP helps protect the rights of people who receive or need services from DOR, Independent Living Centers, or other Rehabilitation Act Funded partners.
The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is a free service that helps Social Security beneficiaries who receive benefits based on a disability make informed choices about their employment goals. This program is for individuals currently employed, self-employed, or who are seeking employment or selfemployment.
This program provides advocacy services to individuals with traumatic brain injury through information, referral, outreach, training, selfadvocacy assistance, individual and systemic advocacy.