Ensuring individuals with disabilities have self-determination in personal and financial decisions

The Rights Investigation and Accountability Program investigates the extent to which individuals with disabilities retain their basic rights to make personal and financial decisions and how people in positions to assist them in exercising those rights respect, protect, and facilitate the individual’s expressed interests.


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Program Updates

Now Hiring: Investigator

November 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!

RIAP Welcomes New Investigator, Colleen!

June 17, 2020The Rights Investigation & Accountability Program is happy to welcome Colleen Caffrey as our newest Investigator!

RIAP Grew in 2018

January 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 Rainier

October 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.”
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