Welcome to Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI). We are the federally funded, independent, nonprofit law office designated as the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for Rhode Islanders with disabilities.
As a P&A agency, our job is to promote the civil rights of individuals with disabilities by providing individual representation, advocating for systems change, and reviewing abuse and neglect investigations. Located in downtown Providence, we provide services to over 1,000 persons with disabilities each year.
Established in 1977, we currently administer nine federally funded programs that authorize us to represent people with all kinds of physical, intellectual, and psychiatric impairments on a broad spectrum of disability-related issues.
Please link to our Issues page to learn about the issues we are working on now.