DISABILITY LAW CENTER RESOUCES
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is a private, non-profit organization designated by the governor as Utah’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency. Their mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices, and legal rights of Utahns with disabilities.
The DLC ensures that existing or proposed policies, rules, and laws protect or improve the lives of Utahns with disabilities. They are busy during the legislative session interacting with state agencies and elected officials; providing information or comment; and participating in a variety of meetings, committees, forums, and other activities. Go here to learn more and find a bill tracker from the current legislative session.
The Disability Law Center recognizes the varied needs of the more than 300,000 people with disabilities in Utah. Their work includes the following service priorities:
- Assistive Technology
- Civil Rights
- Community Living
- Health Care
- Fair Housing
- Voting Rights
To contact them by phone, call 1-800-662-9080 and ask to speak with a Short Term Assistance Advocate. The DLC is on Facebook
This month’s advocacy tip:
Legislative session ends. Send a thank you letter to your state representative and senator. Express what you agreed with and what you want to further address with them.