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Stop Blaming the Victim, Charleena Lyles Did Not Pull the Trigger

June 30, 2022“We stand by Mr. Lyles and the entire Lyles family when we say that individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis do not choose to die by suicide,” stated Darya Farivar, Disability Rights Washington Director of Public Policy, in attendance at the morning hearing. Read the full release here.

Now Hiring: Bookkeeper/Development Assistant

June 24, 2022Disability Rights Washington is seeking a Bookkeeper/Development Assistant to work in either our Seattle or Spokane office. Learn more here!

Now Hiring: Office Assistant

May 6, 2022DRW seeks an Office Assistant to work full-time in our Seattle Office, providing full agency support. Due to the nature of our advocacy, calls can be intense and emotionally taxing. Once hired, Social Security Clearance will be sought for your role, which includes a full government background check. Learn more and apply here!

Now Hiring: Investigator

March 11, 2022Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an Investigator to uncover and stop possible financial exploitation and other forms of abuse. Learn more and apply today!

Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

November 23, 2021Disability Rights Washington seeks a Director of Strategic Partnerships. This is a full-time exempt position. This is a senior leadership level position in a highly impactful innovative, well-established organization with a diversified financial position, a developing culture of philanthropy and growing development program.  Learn more and apply now!

Join DRW’s Development Committee: Make a difference, mobilize your community, and increase our impact.

February 25, 2021Do you want to advance disability rights? Are you a community connector? Looking for a way to work with others who are passionate about social justice? Eager to mobilize people toward a common goal?

DRW End of Year Fundraiser

December 16, 2020“After my first meeting with DRW, Ethan and Darya asked if I would be interested in voting on an AVU that is accessible to someone with my disabilities. Not only can I vote, but I can vote with the same dignity and privacy that any other citizen would have. It is important for people with disabilities to have access to vote because your vote is your voice..."

Announcing New Leadership (and new upcoming workshops!) at Rooted in Rights

November 9, 2020Managing Director Rachel Miyazaki and Creative Co-Directors Allexa Laycock and Clark Matthews share years of experience promoting and producing accessible disability rights stories by and for disabled folks and allies at RiR, and we are thrilled to take on new roles as we launch into the future of Rooted in Rights.

Welcome DRW’s New Public Policy Director, Darya Farivar!

November 5, 2020We are delighted to announce that Darya Farivar will be our new Public Policy Director, effective November 1! Many of you already know of Darya’s accomplishments as a key member of DRW’s Trueblood team. Two years ago, Darya helped secure passage of SB 5444 – the Trueblood bill – landmark legislation that is bringing reform to forensic mental health.

Please join us in wishing David Lord well in retirement.

November 2, 2020We wish David Lord well as he begins his retirement from full-time work at Disability Rights Washington. It is impossible to adequately express the gratitude we feel for the time we have been able to work alongside him every day.

DRW SAMHSA Public Forum

October 26, 2020On December 8, 2020 representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will virtually visit Disability Rights Washington, which has offices in Seattle, Olympia and Spokane.

DRW is seeking a Contract Legislative Consultant

October 8, 2020DRW is seeking a legislative consultant to help us maintain a positive presence in the legislature and help us further solidify our reputation as a reliable and trustworthy source of information. DRW supports several different constituent engagement groups, and the Legislative Consultant may be asked to engage with them.

2020 Paid Public Policy Fellowship

September 25, 2020Disability Rights Washington’s (DRW) public policy team is looking for two public policy fellows for the 2021 legislative session. Deadline to submit: September 30th at 5 PM.

Breaking Through the Wall

August 12, 2020In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this summer, Reisha Abolofia, Director of DRW's Rights Investigation & Accountability Program, shared her perspective on the vital protections of the ADA, as well as the work that still needs to be done.