Rights Investigation & Accountability
Now Hiring: AttorneyApril 20, 2023Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks to fill an attorney position in a new program designed to assist entrepreneurism in the disability community, especially for those with disabilities who are Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), or transgender who want to start or expand a business but worry about how that could impact their disability-related benefits. Learn more now!
Now Hiring: InvestigatorNovember 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!
Raymond AllenOctober 5, 2022Raymond Allen has been with DRW as an Investigator in the Spokane office since July 2022. He has previous experience
Maren JensenDecember 2, 2021Maren (they/them) joined DRW as an Investigator on the RIAP team after 5 years with Disability Rights California in their
RIAP Welcomes New Investigator, Colleen!June 17, 2020The Rights Investigation & Accountability Program is happy to welcome Colleen Caffrey as our newest Investigator!
Colleen CaffreyMay 28, 2020Colleen Caffrey joined Disability Rights Washington in May, 2020. She previously worked in administrative and financial management roles for the
RIAP Grew in 2018January 5, 2019This past August, RIAP gained two Investigators, Nichole Gibson and Brian McQuay. With their help, the program has been able to pursue investigations to ensure that individuals with disabilities have self-determination in personal and financial decisions
New report: No Excuse for Exclusion: Segregation and Subminimum Wage at RainierOctober 30, 2018Residents working at Rainier work in isolated conditions, doing tasks that are not individualized to meet their capabilities, and earn less than minimum wage. Disability Rights Washington provides the latest update on Rainier in “No Excuse for Exclusion.”
No Excuse for Exclusion
In No Excuse for Exclusion, Disability Rights Washington provides a look into employment at Rainier, one of Washington’s state-run institutions where people with developmental disabilities live. The report shows people are excluded from working jobs that are integrated in the community, are paid subminimum wage, and are assigned tasks in isolated locations that are not individualized to their abilities.