WHAT WE DO
Our services include information and referral, legal representation, technical assistance, short-term assistance, systemic advocacy, monitoring and training. Our services are provided free of charge. We are independent from state and local government.
We envision a Commonwealth free of legal barriers for individuals with disabilities.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia’s mission is to advance independence, choice and self-determination; protect legal, human and civil rights; and eliminate abuse, neglect and discrimination of people with disabilities through zealous and uncompromising legal advocacy and representation.
Who is dLCV?
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FIGHTING ABUSE AND NEGLECT
During a routine monitoring visit to one of Virginia’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Juvenile Correction Centers (JCCs), dLCV met Brian, a young man abruptly taken off his medications for his mental health needs. When dLCV investigated, we found that Brian’s meds were ceased as the psychiatrist had no record of the previous medications and was unconcerned about how this may impact Brian’s functioning, remarking that he was “doing fine.” Working with Brian and his family, dLCV educated JCC administrative staff on their responsibilities to residents concerning medication management. Brian is now seeing the JCC psychiatrist monthly for medication management. At the client closure meeting, Brian remarked his thanks to dLCV and stated, “All it took was one call from you.”