Mental Health

DRC works so people can have mental health services and supports so they can stay out of institutions. We enforce people’s rights in institutions. To find out more about our work in this area, keep reading.

DRC works to ensure that people with disabilities have access to mental health services and supports to enable them to live in the community and avoid institutionalization. DRC works to ensure patients’ rights in mental health facilities are not violated. This includes county mental health facilities and state hospitals.  

Our Mental Health Team also does a substantial amount of advocacy in Jails and Juvenile Halls (find out more about our detention facilities work).  

We represent clients on systemic issues and write materials to help people with disabilities self-advocate.