Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA)

Providing free legal information, advice and representation to regional center clients. We provide the clients’ rights advocate for each regional center. To find out more, keep reading.

The Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is part of Disability Rights California. The California Department of Developmental Services funds OCRA through a contract. OCRA has been providing advocacy services to regional center consumers, their families, and interested community members since 1999. OCRA provides legal services to consumers of all 21 regional centers throughout California. We have a Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA) designated for each regional center catchment area. The CRA can help with legal problems, conduct trainings, and investigate denials of rights.

To contact your OCRA office, call one of OCRA's toll-free numbers:

Northern California 1-800-390-7032 (TTY 877-669-6023)

Southern California 1-866-833-6712 (TTY 877-669-6023)

Or you can call your advocate directly at the number listed on the staff links page.


OCRA Trainings

Individualized Education Program

Presentation
When:  4/25/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

Table
When:  4/25/2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Loma Vista Community School 2494 Pennington Creek Road San Luis Obispo, CA
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Holly Phillips 805-888-9048

Alternatives to Conservatorship

Presentation
When:  5/16/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300

Accessing Government Benefits

Presentation
When:  6/27/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300

Self-Advocacy

Presentation
When:  7/18/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300


OCRA Grievance Forms