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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.


DRRI Job Openings:  Investigator

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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Announcement: RIDLC is now Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI)

Learn more about DRRI

View our 2020 Priorities

Recent Press Releases:  Supported Decision-Making Signed into Law in Rhode Island



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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

Visit our Success Stories page to read more.



DRRI is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. 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.