Priorities 2020

DRC-NH Statement of Goals and Priorities 2020

Disability Rights Center – NH is dedicated to eliminating barriers faced by people with disabilities as they exercise their civil and legal  rights. Each year, we provide legal advice or representation to approximately 600 people with disabilities across the state in areas like special education, accessibility, employment discrimination, home and community-based services and Medicaid.

We also work on systemic issues via litigation, investigations, monitoring and other policy change efforts, which are all focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities across New Hampshire.

However, each year, we face difficult decisions on how to allocate limited resources to address the most critical issues facing people with disabilities across the state. All callers to DRC-NH with disability-related issues that fall within DRC-NH’s broad priorities have access to an
attorney for consultation and referral during an initial meeting via telephone or in person, but further legal help is often limited.

Case Acceptance Guidelines
In accepting cases for representation, DRC-NH will consider the following guidelines:

  • Does the individual meet eligibility criteria?
  • Does the case have legal merit?
  • Do we have the capacity, funding and expertise to provide quality representation?
  • Does the case fit within our priorities?
  • What is the likelihood that our advocacy would make a positive difference to people with disabilities?
  • Would our advocacy result in services being provided in a more integrated setting?

Click here to review our priorities for FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020). We welcome your feedback. To share your comments, call us at 603-228-0432, email mail@drcnh.org or write to Disability Rights Center – NH, 64 North Main Street, Suite 2, Third Floor, Concord, NH 03301.