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Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI) is the independent federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for the state of Rhode Island. 

We are part of a national network of P&A agencies created by Congress, existing in every state and territory, to help secure and advance the rights of people with disabilities.

Our mission is to assist Rhode Islanders with differing abilities in their efforts to achieve full inclusion in society and to exercise their civil and human rights through the provision of legal advocacy.

Our services include individual representation including litigation to protect rights or secure benefits, self-help information, education on priority legal issues, and systems change advocacy.

Click below for our Latest Updates:

** NEW** DRRI Seeks Community Input on Hospital Policy


Employment Opportunity: Intake Specialist, June 5, 2020


PLEASE NOTE:  DRRI will remain open during the COVID-19 Crisis. We are not accepting walk-ins at this time but our Intake is fully operational.

DRRI is Operating at Full Capacity:  Announcement Regarding Ongoing Operations During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


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Press Release: DRRI and ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Charging RI Department of Corrections with “Inhumane” Constitutional Violations Against Prisoners with Mental Illness

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Learn more about DRRI

View our 2020 Priorities



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Getting Help

We provide information, referral, advice, and in select cases, legal representation for disability-related issues. View our Getting Help page for more information.

Phone/Voice: 401-831-3150
TTY: 401-831-5335
Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Success Stories

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Click Here to Donate to DRRI!

DRRI is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please click the secure Donate Button or contributions to support our work may be sent to: Executive Director, Disability Rights Rhode Island, 33 Broad Street, Suite 601, Providence, RI  02903.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Thank you in advance for your support.

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DRRI Resources

View our links and publications by visiting our Resources page.