A statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues.
Primary geographic focus: Vermont
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: DRVT
Disability Rights Vermont, (DRVT) is part of the National Protection and Advocacy system. This national system was created by Congress in response to concerns that States were not doing enough to protect people with disabilities against abuse, neglect and serious rights violations.
We support human and civil rights by investigating:
- complaints of abuse and neglect (physical or sexual assault, verbal & physical abuse, restraint and seclusion, forced treatment, and harassment.)
- complaints of violations of individual rights (the right to refuse treatment, right to privacy, access to medical records, confidentiality, etc.)
- Disability Rights Vermont is separate and independent from all state agencies, hospitals, and community mental health centers. We do not work for them. We work for you.
Disability Rights Vermont works towards a system that honors the dignity and needs of all people with disabilities.
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