NO SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME

A Report on the Cycle of Abuse, Neglect, and Injury at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center DRI is the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for the State of Idaho. The P&A system was originally created to safeguard the well-being of individ­uals living in institutions. This remains a major focus of P&A activity today. As such, DRI monitors, investigates, and attempts to remedy adverse condi­tions in large and small, public and private, facili­ties that care for people with disabilities. DRI believes that people with disabilities are entitled to be free from abuse, neglect, exploitation, discrimination, and isolation, and are to be … Continue reading NO SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME

ATTORNEY POSITION OPENING

DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI), Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System, has an opening for two full-time Staff Attorneys in its Boise and Pocatello offices. DRI is a non-profit civil rights law office providing legal advocacy services statewide to Idahoans with disabilities. Services include: legal advice and representation, intake and referral, outreach, training, abuse and neglect investigations and public policy advocacy. DRI has 15 staff members including attorneys, advocates, administrators and support personnel. Core program funding comes from annualized federal grants. The successful candidate will provide advocacy for individuals with legal issues related to their disability, including, but not limited to conducting … Continue reading ATTORNEY POSITION OPENING

Free Training Supported Decision-Making in Action

Do I HAVE to get guardianship? MUST I have a guardian? We’ll help you answer these questions in a FREE half-day training* Supported Decision-Making in Action Statewide on November 30, 2018 Do I HAVE to get guardianship? Parents face this question day after day as their children with intellectual, developmental and mental health disabilities get older. Some people think they have no choice, that guardianship is their only option. MUST I have a guardian? Individuals with disabilities often have this question with nobody there to give them a straight answer. Most individuals feel they have no choice and others decide … Continue reading Free Training Supported Decision-Making in Action