Disability Rights IOWA aims to defend and promote the human and legal rights of Iowans who have disabilities and mental illness. We promote safety, opportunity, access, and self-determination for all Iowans through a program of:
self-advocacy education, information, and referral;
and legal and systems advocacy.
Our legal and systems advocacy aims to resolve major issues called priorities. View our
current Areas of Focus, or suggest Areas of Focus.
Response to the Iowa Girls Justice Initiative Recommendations: “Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Female Offenders: Service and System Recommendations for Iowa” dated February 2017.
22 Feb 2017
A Response to Iowa Girls Justice Initiative Recommendations: “Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Female Offenders: Service and …
Save The Date – Fair Housing Training!
1 Feb 2017
Fair Housing Training, “Disability, Dogs, and Doors,” will be held in Sioux City on April 7 and in Cedar …
DRI publishes report examining the troubling systemic issue of individuals with mental illness who end up in Iowa’s county jails.
12 Dec 2016
In honor of Human Rights Day this past weekend, DRI is proud to release our most recent publication “In …
Disability Rights Iowa files amicus brief in workplace discrimination case.
6 Sep 2016
On August 31st, DRI filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief with the Iowa Supreme Court in support of an employee with …
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