At the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, we get to take part in important work on behalf of Virginians with disabilities all year long. Our clients and their stories constantly inform and inspire us, shaping us into more effective advocates.

Come visit us on October 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. You will get to hear our clients’ stories and about some of the services we provide, speak with our staff and enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres in our office at:

1512 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite, 100

Richmond, VA 23230.

To RSVP, please be sure to contact Rick Hurley at or at

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!

“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