Click here to read our January 20 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlight.

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Crisis in Virginia…are you or your loved one affected? Let Virginia know if you are falling through the cracks. Click here to learn more and submit an online self-advocacy complaint.


Effective CommunicationWelcome 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.

What does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require for people who can not hear?

Lip reading, sign language interpreters, passing notes … it’s all so confusing! When someone is deaf or hard of hearing, what can you do to make sure that you have effective communication? It’s time to Ask the Expert!


Treatment Failures at CCCA: Lack of Trauma-Informed Care

Seclusion and Restraint
dLCV investigated a complaint about the abusive use of restraint received at CCCA. In the case, dLCV received a report that a fourteen-year-old male resident of CCCA was injured during physical restraint and use of the ERC.  Watch the video here!  Read our full investigative report, the Commonwealth’s response, our press release and more.

“Volunteers Needed”


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.