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The Disability Law Center (DLC), a private, non-profit organization, is the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency of the Commonwealth.
As a non-profit agency, we do not have the resources necessary to address all of the many issues faced by Massachusetts’ residents with disabilities. We try to make the biggest impact with the limited resources available to us. As the state’s P&A, DLC has unique access authority that no other legal aid organization in Massachusetts has. Because of this, the majority of our resources focus on doing what others cannot: monitoring and investigating allegations of abuse and neglect where people with disabilities live and receive services.
The rest of DLC’s resources are targeted to promote the rights of people with disabilities through systemic advocacy, training, individual representation, and information and referral.
It is not possible for DLC to provide legal services or direct representation to everyone who asks for help. Our federal grants set eligibility criteria for our services and require us to use funds in a careful manner. We determine the focus for our work based on our experience with our clients and on input from the public.
DLC wants to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out our survey and let us which issues you believe DLC’s work should focus on.
Remember that your feedback is important!
It will help shape the direction and focus of DLC’s work in the coming years.