He wanted to change his guardian and had found someone who was willing to do it. DRO advocated for a court procedure to appoint a new guardian. Continue Reading DRO helps someone get a better guardian
Disability Rights Oregon works to protect individuals against guardianships where there is abuse or neglect. In addition, DRO can intervene when a respondent or protected person’s civil rights are being violated due to the guardianship. DRO receives pleadings in guardianship and conservatorship, which we review to ensure that the civil rights of the respondent/ protected person are being upheld.
Our latest stories about guardianship:
DRO met with the woman, who told us she did not want a legal guardian or ECT treatment. Continue Reading DRO prevents unnecessary guardianship and invasive mental health treatment
Concern about the views of the person with I/DD or the actual quality of care a person is receiving are not mentioned. VOR’s concern appears to be about WHO decides, not whether the decision is good, bad or indifferent. Continue Reading My Response to the VOR Response
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
DRO worked on a wide variety of bills this session. Here is a summary of what passed, what didn’t, and what task forces were created. Continue Reading 2013 Oregon Legislative Wrap Up
Legislators are looking at better ways to keep individuals and the community safe as well as making the best use of our criminal justice and mental health resources. Continue Reading Oregon Legislature Back in Action
Every Oregonian should have the opportunity to participate in society. Continue Reading HAPPY THANKSGIVING!