PATBI Objectives and Priorities 2018
STATEMENT OF PRIORITIES, OBJECTIVES, AND CASE SELECTION CRITERIA CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY 2018
THE MISSION of Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services (DRDC) is to ensure that District of Columbia residents with disabilities have the legal rights to which they are entitled, including the right to be free from harm, the right to individual choice, and the right to full inclusion in the community.
The following are the priorities and objectives for the Protection and Advocacy Program for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) for 2018:
1. Advocate for the successful inclusion of individuals with traumatic brain injury in community life.
2. Investigate allegations of abuse or neglect against individuals with traumatic brain injury.
3. Educate individuals with traumatic brain injury and service providers about the availability of and how to access existing community-based services and supports.
4. Promote expansion and responsiveness of service providers and agencies who serve individuals who have TBIs through educating community leaders and stakeholders about the need for more appropriate and coordinated TBI services.
CASE SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Cases related to the protection of the legal and human rights of individuals with traumatic brain injury which fall within the aforementioned objectives; and
2. Cases in which the client is a resident of the District of Columbia.
While we recognize that every situation is important, please note that case acceptance is dependent upon available resources, including staff time. If your case is not accepted and you wish to file a grievance, please submit your grievance in writing to the Executive Director. Current clients may also submit a grievance to the Executive Director about the quality of ULS’ representation. A client may lodge an oral grievance with a ULS staff member who shall put the grievance in writing and submit it to the Executive Director. The Executive Director may be reached at:
Jane Brown, Executive Director
The Executive Director shall respond in writing within thirty (30) days of receipt of a grievance from any client or prospective client, or community member who has an interest in the operation of the protection and advocacy program.
A grievant may appeal the Executive Director’s decision to the ULS Board of Directors within ten (10) days of the written decision of the Executive Director. The decision of the ULS Board of Directors shall be final and not subject to further appeal or review. Client confidentiality shall be maintained.
The Executive Director shall report grievances to the Board of Directors annually.
Learn more about Disability Rights DC
- Disability Rights DC - Client Assistance Program
- Disability Rights DC - Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
- Disability Rights DC - Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
- Disability Rights DC - Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights
- Disability Rights DC - Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
- Disability Rights DC - Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access
- Disability Rights DC - Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology
- Disability Rights DC - DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project
- Disability Rights DC - Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury