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
Disability Rights Oregon protects and advocates for the rights of people who have a mental illness or perceived mental illness.
DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) (42 U.S.C. § 10801, P.L. 106-310), which authorizes P&As to protect and advocate for the rights of people with mental illness and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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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