Proposed Work Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

DisAbility Rights Idaho Needs Your Help! Please see the below link labeled “DRI FY2023 SGP Handout” to DisAbility Rights Idaho’s (DRI) proposed work goals and priorities for fiscal year 2023 to begin on October 1, 2022.  As these are proposed work priorities, we are looking to you for an opinion on whether we have captured the issues currently affecting Idahoans with disabilities. To provide your comment, please click the below link labeled “Survey”. The link will take you to a Google form which has 6 questions. If you would like a hard copy of this survey, please call our office … Continue reading Proposed Work Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities – Youth Rights

Youth MOVE Idaho and Disability Rights Idaho have collaborated to create a series of videos to inform youth about their rights to access mental health care. In this video, Madeline, the Youth Programs Coordinator for Youth MOVE Idaho, discusses with Kayla, an attorney from Disability Rights Idaho who is in the youth unit, issues related to Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities (CRTFs). Specifically they discuss: 1. What is a CRTF? 2. What are the different levels of youth mental health care? 3. Are youth sometimes sent to unsafe or ineffective CRTFs? 4. What are a minor’s rights while in CRTFs? 5. … Continue reading Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities – Youth Rights

2022 primary Election Information

Click here to download a PDF containing 2022 Primary Election information. DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI) is a private, non-profit organization that is designated as Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System. Funding authorized by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) allows DRI to ensure that voters with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the electoral process. Inside This Issue Page 2 – Voting Options & Deadlines Page 3 – Voting Rights Page 4- Addressing Barriers Voter Hotline Information Transportation Resources Page 5 – COVID-19 Safety Tips DRI Contact Information DRI ELECTION DAY HOTLINE: 1-866-262-3462 Click here to download … Continue reading 2022 primary Election Information

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April is Fair Housing Month

Why fair housing matters Fair housing builds stronger communities by ensuring everyone has the right to choose where they live without discrimination or harassment. By raising awareness of fair housing rights, we can build a stronger Idaho. We all have the right to live where we choose and can afford. This affects our access to education, employment, health care, clean air and water, healthy food and recreation. Fair housing supports economic opportunity, safety, health, productivity, independence and dignity. DISCRIMINATION HURTS EVERYONE. If you experience discrimination because of your color, race, religion, sex, national origin, family status or disability, speak up. … Continue reading April is Fair Housing Month

Voting in Idaho 2022

Click here to download a PDF version of this post What is Voting? Voting is a way for adult citizens to make decisions regarding an important issue or to pick someone for an office. Who Can Vote? You can vote if: you are a United States Citizen, 18 years old or older, registered to vote, and living in Idaho and the county you reside in at least 30 days before the election. How Do I Register to Vote? You can register to vote on Election Day at your polling place. You can also register online at www.voteidaho.gov or by filling … Continue reading Voting in Idaho 2022