Disability Rights Oregon monitors and conducts investigations related to abuse or neglect that leads to death, serious injuries or serious financial exploitations in institutions, correctional facilities and residential care facilities. We work to reduce improper the use of seclusion or restraint and  unnecessary forced medication. We also monitor compliance with US Department of Justice agreements with Oregon State Hospital.


Our publications

Mental Health Law in Oregon – Fourth Edition

Involuntary Medication Hearing Handbook – First Edition

Know Your Rights: Disability Rights in Oregon Prisons

Know Your Rights: Disability Rights in Oregon Prisons (Spanish)

Our latest stories about institutions:

Oregon Settlements with USDOJ

Back in 2004, State Senator Avel Gordly sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ).  She asked that it investigate possible civil rights violations of past and current patients at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) caused by “serious overcrowding and understaffing.” Continue Reading Oregon Settlements with USDOJ