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

August 29, 2023Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an Investigator to uncover and stop possible financial exploitation and other forms of abuse. Learn more and apply today!

Now Hiring: Attorney

April 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!

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
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