Information on AC's Institutional Rights Work
The Institutional Rights Group consists of advocates who visit psychiatric facilities, developmental centers, adult residential facilities and child residential facilities. Advocates may be able to help residents of facilities with:
- Outreach and training to residents and staff regarding residents rights
- Advocacy regarding serious abuse and neglect and the use of restraint and seclusion in facilities
The Institutional Rights group also investigates serious systemic abuse and neglect as well as the use of restraint and seclusion in facilities.
Institutional Rights lawyers may also be able to assist with the wrongful discharge of nursing facility residents.
The Advocacy Center’s Institutional Rights Group addresses a number of issues and solicits input on our work throughout the year. Call or email for more information or to request help. Visit our survey page to share your opinion.