Equal opportunity is more than a policy to us. 100% of our clients have a disability. Many of them come from underserved communities, such as multicultural and LGBT. We are able to effectively interact with our clients by hiring employees who understand the needs of these communities.

Here are our employee numbers:

  • 61% of our employees identify as persons of color
  • 38% of our employees identify as people with disabilities
  • 11% of our employees identify as LGBT

How we make a difference

We are proud that we make a difference for Californians with disabilities. We do that in a number of ways. We represent clients at hearings and file lawsuits. We develop materials and make referrals. We train people and help them become self-advocates. We work for public policy changes. We investigate abuse and neglect.  Our clients’ stories tell about our successes. See our Annual Reports for their stories.

Open Positions

Looking for a place where your passion and abilities can positively affect the lives of others? Come join us!


Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new Disability Rights Executive Director.  During this transition period, our priority is to find the best individual to lead DRC.  DRC’s Board has hired the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG), a non-profit consulting firm to help with recruitment and transition. 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming DRC’s next Executive Director please visit:


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DRC is an established and innovative non-profit agency. We advance the rights of Californians with disabilities. We work for fairness and justice through quality representation, advocacy, investigations of abuse and neglect, peer self-advocacy services, community partnerships, public policy work, education and outreach. Our legal work includes individual and impact litigation to broadly impact conditions for many people or highlights a particular issue.

Working at DRC is more than just a job - it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference.

Working in an agency that positively affects the lives of others has its own rewards to be sure. Working with others who are committed to our mission creates a unique environment of passion and meaning. Our compensation is industry competitive.  We provide a generous benefit package.