She is one of four new Gender and Justice Commissioners. The Gender and Justice Commission provides a leadership role in helping eliminate gender discrimination and bias in Washington State courts.
Our Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities Project's short documentary On the Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities is an official selection for the upcoming Social Justice Film Festival. This year, the theme of the Social Justice Film Festival is "The #Resistance," and will present special evenings devoted to climate change, immigration, and Black Lives Matter. Disability rights, prisoner justice, Native American rights, austerity, campaigns for peace, and animal rescue are only a few of the other subjects in the wide-ranging six-day festival.
The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is taking new steps to protect the privacy of people with disabilities in residential settings who are victims of sexual assault.
Today, the Legal Foundation of Washington Board of Trustees announced its 2018 Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award Winners. The recipients of the awards are: The Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) and the Northwest Immigrant Right's Project (NWIRP).
Amy Bonano went to her Social Security Administration office in Dayton, Ohio on February 24, 2017, for the purpose of reporting her wages.
In public comments submitted to the Department of Justice on August 14, the nation’s largest coalition of disability rights groups pushed back against the Trump Administration’s efforts to ease perceived regulatory burdens.
Inmates in North Carolina’s network of county run jails are committing suicide at strikingly high rates, and the state is doing little to prevent it, Disability Rights North Carolina alleges in a new report released August 9.
SEATTLE – Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Breaking Barriers Awards. These awards honor a business, an elected official or public servant, and an advocate with a disability for breaking barriers to advance the rights of and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Washington State.
Each year, thousands of individuals are sitting for weeks and even months for competency services in jails across the state. None of these people have actually been convicted of any crime, but they are held in jails ill-equipped to meet their mental health needs even though a court has ordered that they receive competency services due to concerns with their ability to stand trial.
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Disability Rights Ohio released a new booklet July 7, seeking to dispel myths about the federal Medicaid program.
"There’s a lot of misinformation about what Medicaid can do — and it can do a lot," DRO wrote in the pamphlet. "Thanks to Medicaid, 3 million Ohioans receive needed medical care, supports and services".