"I call for solidarity among all who love
justice, all who love life, to create a
revolution that will empower every
single human being to govern his or
her life,to govern the society and to be
fully productive of life quality for self
and for all." - Justin Dart
Priorities & Case Selection Criteria
Priorities - Fiscal Year 2013
The priorities below will guide the work of DRC during fiscal year 2013. The priorities are overall goals. Specific objectives under each priority will govern DRC’s systemic work and case representation during FY 2013. Because DRC seeks public input throughout the year, the objectives, activities and work assignments are modified as the need arises.
Abuse, Neglect and Other Rights Violations;
Community Integration/Integrated Settings;
Discrimination in Public Accommodations & Governmental Services;
State Mental Health Advocacy;
Support Self-Advocacy; and,
Case Selection Criteria
criteria for each program is established on an annual basis. While this
list is not inclusive, case selection includes, but is not limited to
Physical or sexual abuse;
Denial of medical, mental health, rehabilitative or habilitative treatment or evaluation;
Denial of basic rights or necessities;
Provision of an unsafe living environment;
Improper use of seclusion, restraint, aversive or forced medication;
Denial of an integrated living setting or services;
Due process violations in involuntary admissions or in treatment or service planning;
Disability based discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations or government benefits;
For children with disabilities, denial or special education services and/or an inclusive education; and,
For children with disabilities, disability related expulsion or suspension from school.
The Disability Rights
Center seeks public comment
Program Priorities throughout the year.
To submit a comment, please send us an e-mail.
Disability Rights Center 24 Stone St Suite 204 Augusta, Maine 04330