A national group that came under criticism in this blog has asked that we publish their response. Here it is, in full. Continue Reading VOR Guest Opinion
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 latest stories about institutions:
Here in the land of “transparency,” there is still a need for hard-ball politics. And here in the land of socially progressive policy, there is still a need for, well, hard-ball politics. Continue Reading Mental Health Funding in Oregon: Doubling Down on Segregation
Every Oregonian should have the opportunity to participate in society. Continue Reading HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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