California’s protection & advocacy system
For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA
or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.
Karis Daggs - CRA
Bessie Medrano - Temp ACRA
825 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 499-9724
Fax: (415) 499-9728
Toll Free: (800) 390-7032
Supervised by Katie Meyer
As a Bay Area native, I am very grateful to serve this community by providing advocacy for people with disabilities. Having grown up in an underserved community, I realize the importance of empowering groups that have a history of being disenfranchised. This experience prompted me to go to law school where I interned at the Public Defender’s Office.
After attending USF for my undergraduate degree and UC Hastings for law school, I practiced litigation before finding my true passion in public interest work. Prior to working at OCRA, I represented youth in foster care by advocating for their educational, developmental, physical, and mental health needs.
I enjoy serving clients and determining how best to meet their evolving needs. This work continues to be vital to not only protect legal rights, but also to enable people to live fuller and more meaningful lives.