Do you want to be more involved in the upcoming election? The disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV) would like to know if your polling place is accessible. If you notice anything that might be a barrier to someone using a mobility device, a visual impairment, or any other disability, please complete the survey with a short summary of the problem.
Click here to complete the online polling place survey. The survey should take less than one minute to complete.
Treatment Failures at CCCA: Lack of Trauma-Informed Care
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.
Why can’t more people with disabilities find jobs? One of the great fears for a person with a disability is that they will lose all benefits, like Social Security, if they start to work again. Is it true? Can you try to work and still keep your benefits? Ask an expert to find out!
Death in Portsmouth Jail
Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, died at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Va. Read the report here.
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 info@dLCV.org.