About the Disability Rights Center - NH

Disability Rights Center - NH is dedicated to eliminating barriers existing in New Hampshire to the full and equal enjoyment of civil and other legal rights by people with disabilities.  

Disability Rights Center - NH (DRC) is New Hampshire's designated Protection and Advocacy agency and authorized by federal statute "to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies" on behalf of individuals with disabilities. DRC is a statewide organization independent from state government or service providers.

DRC provides information, referral, advice, legal representation, and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems. DRC's authority includes access to facilities to conduct monitoring activities, including site visits and speaking with residents of the facility.

Stephanie Patrick, Executive Director
Lisa DiMartino, President
Gary Carpenter, PAIMI Advisory Council Chairperson

About the Staff
Board of Directors
2014-15 Biannual Report
2012-13 Biannual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report

2003 Annual Report
Federal Authority and Funding
Our priorities
DRC Grievance Policy and Procedures

What We Do:

Legal advice and assistance with disability-related issues, information and referral, and legal representation in priority areas including:

Investigations of abuse and neglect

Monitoring of service providers, including site visits and speaking with residents

Policy and System Change AdvocacyThe New Hampshire State House

As part of its charge and mission, and often in collaboration with others, the DRC engages in systemic level change activity, which addresses the underlying causes of problems people with disabilities face, enabling change to occur for many individuals at the same time. This is done through:

Education and Training

DRC provides training, consultation, technical assistance,community education, and informational material to individuals, groups, organizations, lawyers and other advocates on disability rights. Contact Julia Freeman-Woolpert, Outreach Director, with your requests for speakers or trainings.