Systemic Needs Survey

What are your ideas for dLCV’s Systemic Work in FY 17?  Click here to complete our survey! Our plan is to run this survey for the month of August only!

Welcome to the dLCV’s new video series, “Ask the Expert.” We will feature a new video each month, with answers to those questions from someone you can trust.

In this video, you will learn about Transition Services.  Do you have everything you need in your transition plan?  Why don’t you “ask the expert”  what a transition plan involves!!


“I Have a Choice, I Have a Voice!”

Are you turning 18 or a young adult and wondering what to do next?

The disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV) invites you to come explore your options as adults! Attend our conference to learn more on Saturday, September 24th!

Space is limited to 35 registrants and is first come, first served.  Parents and professionals are welcome.  Register here!

“Volunteers Needed”

Death in Portsmouth Jail

Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, died at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Va.  Read the report here.

Click here to read the legislative highlights from the 2016 session

Lesson Never Learned: Lethal Restraint at Western State Hospital

A young woman with mental illness died while involuntarily committed to Western State Hospital.  Read our full investigative report, the Commonwealth’s response, our press release and more.

Join our mission to protect and advocate for people with disabilities in Virginia.

The disAbility Law Center helps with disability-related problems like abuse, neglect, and discrimination. We also help people with disabilities obtain services and treatment. All callers receive help with these problems. Individuals with problems, targeted in our program goals, may also receive advocacy services and/or legal representation.

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.

If you have any questions please call 804-225-2042 or 800-552-3962 or email