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Disability Rights Vermont

Joined in January 2021

About Us

DRVT is part of the national protection and advocacy system and a member of the National Disability Rights Network. This national system was created by Congress in response to concerns that States were not doing enough to protect people with disabilities against abuse, neglect and serious rights violations.

DRVT provides services to individuals throughout Vermont with a central office Montpelier and a satellite in Rutland, VT. DRVT has 15 staff, including 3 attorneys. DRVT partners in its mission with the Disability Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid through subcontract and has a total budget of approximately 1.6 million dollars. The Executive Director reports to and serves at the pleasure of a 15- member Board of Directors. Defending and Advancing the rights of people with disabilities & mental health issues, and of the Deaf.

DRVT is dedicated to addressing problems, questions and complaints brought to it by Vermonters with disabilities. DRVT provides information, referral and advocacy services, including legal representation when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities throughout Vermont. DRVT also advocates for positive systemic responses to issues affecting people with disabilities.

DRVT is part of the national protection and advocacy system and a member of the National Disability Rights Network. This national system was created by Congress in response to concerns that States were not doing enough to protect people…

Issue Areas Include

  • Disability
  • Legal Assistance
  • Mental Health
  • Victim Support

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