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.
Our advocacy will be zealous, dedicated, effective, creative, innovative and daring.
We will take on issues of importance to the disability community even when the outcome is uncertain.
We will integrate a variety of advocacy approaches in all of our work, including self-advocacy, legal, non-legal, media, public policy, legislative and investigatory.
We value diversity. Our staff should reflect the ethnic, language and disability diversity and demographic diversity of California: rural, age, sexual orientation, a range of different life experiences that reflect the disability community.
Our advocacy efforts will affirmatively address the needs of traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities through partnership with such communities.
Our advocacy will be of high quality regardless of the type of service, the nature of the problem or who the client is. We will be honest, prepared, truthful, and informed.
All staff is expected to contribute and their contributions will be valued and respected.
With our patients' rights advocacy, clients' rights advocacy, and legal advocacy: