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Our mission is to vigorously enforce and advance the rights and interests of people with disabilities.
We envision a future where people with disabilities are empowered to exercise individual choice and be equal participants in the community where they live, learn, work and play.
Although DLC is designated under federal law as the State of Alaska’s Protection & Advocacy (P&A) agency, we are an independent nonprofit and not affiliated with the Social Security Administration nor any other Federal or State Government agency. (more...)
Audio of Court Hearing about API Litigation
March 22, 2019
The Disability Law Center of Alaska is suing to restrain the State from keeping Alaskans who need psychiatric evaluation waiting in jails or hospitals, instead of being evaluated at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API). We have asked that if no appropriate evaluation is available, people be released.
A hearing on these issues began on March 19, 2019. Recordings of the March 21st portion of the hearing, each approximately 2 hours, are available here:
Testifying on that day were:
- Al Wall, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services and CEO of API
- Gennifer Moreau, Acting Director of the Division of Behavioral Health
Related DLC press release:
- People Waiting for Psychiatric Evaluations Should Not be Waiting in Jail: API Needs to Explain (10/12/18)
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The Disability Law Center is able to advocate for & protect the rights of Alaskans with disabilities in part thanks to the support of generous individual donors. We welcome all levels of donation, whether it's a one-time gift or a monthly donation. Click here for more information on how to give. Thank you!