What We Do
DRC is California’s protection and advocacy system. We help people with disabilities. We use different strategies. One strategy is legal advice or representation. Another is impact litigation. We help people self-advocate. We outreach and educate the community. We investigate abuse and neglect. We work on public policies.
We work with people with disabilities. We want to advance their legal rights. We help them live integrated lives. We help them live meaningful, self-directed lives. We want them to have the supports they need. We work for equal opportunity.
In 2018, DRC celebrates its 40th Anniversary. We are proud of the difference our work has made. We are encouraged by the progress made towards a more inclusive and barrier free world. Our new mission statement is “Advocate, educate, investigate, and litigate to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities.” It defines what we do. It also reminds us there is still work to do to achieve equality and justice.