CENTER FOR LEGAL ADVOCACY

aka Disability Law Colorado   |   Denver, CO   |  www.disabilitylawco.org

Mission

Disability Law Colorado protects and promotes the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis.

We are committed to increasing opportunities for adults and children with disabilities to live, work and attend school in the community, enjoying independent and productive lives.

We also protect the right of people in institutions to be treated with dignity and respect.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Mary Anne Harvey

Director of Legal Services

Alison Daniels

Main address

455 N Sherman St Ste 130

Denver, CO 80203 USA

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EIN

84-0705890

NTEE code info

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Protection & Advocacy for Developmental Disabilities-Special Education

Advocacy for students with disabilities - protection from the unlawful use of seclusion and restraint; bullying; inappropriate expulsion/discipline

Population(s) Served

Protection & advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Investigation of abuse/neglect; advocacy for individuals to live in the least restrictive environment.

Population(s) Served

Protection & advocacy for individuals with mental illness; investigations of abuse and neglect -particularly in a facility setting such as a nursing home, assisted living residence, prison, jail, mental health institute.

Population(s) Served

The PAIR program helps people with disabilities who have been discriminated against in housing or employment or need a public accommodation.

Population(s) Served

The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Legal Assistance Provider provide training and technical assistance to the regional ombudsmen and legal providers throughout Colorado.

Population(s) Served

Advocacy for individuals with disabilities who have a dispute with the Division for Vocational Rehabilitation.

Population(s) Served

Advocacy for individuals with disabilities who are recipients of SSI/SSDI who are returning to work.

Population(s) Served

Advocacy for individuals with TBI

Population(s) Served

Advocacy for individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology

Population(s) Served

The VOTE Program ensures that polling places and the voting process are accessible to people with disabilities.

Population(s) Served

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CENTER FOR LEGAL ADVOCACY

Board of directors
as of 12/20/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Stephen Rickles

Berenbaum Weinshienk


Board co-chair

Monica Loseman

Gibson Dunn

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes