Consider volunteering for a Human Rights Committee (HRC). HRCs make sure DDD members’ rights are supported. Committee members have a wide range of backgrounds. Committee members can be DDD members or their families, advocates, professionals, or other community members committed to the rights of people served by DDD.
Review incidents that may have involved neglect, abuse, or denial of rights of members receiving services.
Review behavior programs.
Review proposed research involving members.
Make recommendations to DDD about changes needed to protect members’ rights..
Committees are located across the state and typically meet monthly.
Must be at least 18
3 – 6 hours commitment per month (varies by committee)
To find out more information or to volunteer, contact the Statewide Human Rights Committee Coordinator at 1-844-770-9500.