The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.The National Disability Rights Network serves a wide range of individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to, those with cognitive, mental, sensory, and physical disabilities, by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
JJ/SE Shared Agenda & Tools for Success
In March 2005, NASDSE and NDRN convened a meeting of national organizations and other entities and professionals to discuss their shared interest in addressing the disproportionate number of children with disabilities in contact with the juvenile justice (JJ) system, including those with special education (SE) needs. This was the beginning of a project that became known as the JJ/SE Shared Agenda .
The JJ/SE Shared Agenda produced Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency (akaTools for Success ) – a compendium of best practices for promoting the educational stability of youth with disabilities and those at risk of developing disabilities. Designed for teachers and administrators, Tools for Success includes research-based effective practices for meeting the needs of children and youth in their schools, including early identification and intervention.
Cite as: JJ/SE Shared Agenda, Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency , NASDSE & NDRN, Washington, DC: January 20007
The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice is funded by Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U. S. Department of Education.
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws, by U. S. Department of Justice
All Federal Courts, including District Courts and Courts of Appeal
Georgraphical map of Circuits
The Bar Association has a variety of law-related brochures available for the public online.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Wrightslaw includes thousands of articles, cases, and free resources on dozens of special education topics.
Partners in Education Advocacy (PEA), an advocacy training program
Federal Agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid programs. See also the website for Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency.
Medicare Information – including benefits information, location of suppliers of medical equipment, comparisons for nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, etc.
Restraint and Seclusion – A Risk Management Guide, September 2006, technical assistance provided by National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning
Cultural Diversity Series: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 2004, technical assistance provided by National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning
North Dakota Efforts to Reduce Custody Relinquishment: Expanding Access to Home-and Community-Based Servoces. 2001
Jails and Prisons in Oklahoma
Report on Jail in Garfield County, April 17, 2003, by U. S. Department of Justice
Report on Jail in LeFlore County, April 17, 2003, by U. S. Department of Justice
Juvenile Correctional Facilities in Oklahoma
Report on L. E. Rader Center, June 8, 2005, by U. S. Department of Justice
Press Release about lawsuit filed by U. S. Department of Justice, December 15, 2006
USDC ND Oklahoma, Case No. 06-CV-673-TCK-FHM, December 15, 2006