Statement of Goals & Priorities 2019-2020

DRC-NH Statement of Goals and Priorities October 1, 2019 – September 30, 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?

We welcome your feedback. To share your comments, call us at 603-228-0432, email or write to Disability Rights Center – NH, 64 North Main Street, Suite 2, Third Floor, Concord, NH 03301.


Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with disabilities across New Hampshire. DRC is the federally designated protection and advocacy agency for New Hampshire and has authority under federal law to conduct investigations in cases of probable abuse or neglect.

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