DISABILITY RIGHTS NORTH CAROLINA

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is the only organization dedicated to advancing and defending the rights of people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, statewide. DRNC advocates using a wide array of legal and other strategies, from information and referral to systemic litigation. DRNC’s areas of practice include education, housing, health and mental health care, community access and supports, voting rights, and monitoring and investigating abuse and neglect in facilities, such as psychiatric hospitals, developmental centers, prisons, jails and schools. DRNC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the federally mandated protection & advocacy organization in NC.

LOCATION

Coverage Area

Statewide

Office Location

Raleigh, NC

LEGAL ISSUE AREAS

  • Community access and inclusion
  • Education rights
  • Medicaid/Home & Community-Based Services rights
  • Housing rights
  • Employment rights
  • Abuse and neglect investigations
  • Rights in, and discharge from, congregate facilities
  • Rights in prisons and jails
  • Self-determination and alternatives to guardianship
  • Social Security representative payee reviews
  • Disaster recovery

CONTACT

For Clients
Organization

919-856-2195 or send an email at disabilityrightsnc.org/contact-us