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The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Network help people living with mental illness navigate the mental health system, defend against discrimination, and get the services and treatment they need to live independent lives in the community. NDRN advocates for strong mental health laws on behalf of people with mental illness who rely on the P&A network to protect their rights and to keep them safe from abuse and neglect.

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Surveillance footage of patient room with staff checking on patient from Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services, Inc. report

Disability Rights DC

District of Columbia P&A report examines allegations of specific incidents of abuse and neglect at Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

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  • Education

    Storm on the Horizon: Status of School Safety

    March 28, 2019

    Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, a number of policy changes to address school safety have been proposed at the local, state, and federal level.Staff at the National Disability Rights Network have been examining those proposals to determine their…

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  • Mental Health

    Disability Rights Ohio – PAIMI Advocacy Helps Client Move to Community

    January 1, 2016

    Patrick Chittum’s new apartment is small – just one bedroom, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. But when you ask him the best part of living there, he says, “Freedom. I can do whatever I want. I can go outside whenever I want. I can get a…

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