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Welcome to the Disability Rights Texas Press Room. Members of the media interested in leveraging the extensive legal protection and advocacy expertise of our attorneys, policy specialists and advocates are encouraged to call our Communications Director at (512) 407-2739.
News Making HeadlinesGovernor asked to declare a moratorium on the use of Tasers and pepper spray in schools after student left in a coma for 50 days February 27, 2014 Civil Rights and Social Justice Groups Call on Texas Education Agency to End Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools February 13, 2014 DRTx agreement is victory for Texans with disabilities unlawfully confined to nursing homes August 19, 2013 Students in Dallas County truancy courts are being denied their constitutional rights, handcuffed & arrested for missing school. June 13, 2013 View All News Making Headlines
DRTx Responds to DOJ Monitoring ReportsAfter four years of efforts to improve, the Denton SSLC has reached ZERO compliance in ten of 20 provision sections. December 02, 2013 As compliance deadline passes, San Angelo facility has reached zero percent compliance in ten of 20 major provision sections. November 12, 2013 After four years of efforts to improve, the Lubbock SSLC has reached zero percent compliance in eleven of 20 provisions. November 12, 2013 Lufkin SSLC out of compliance in 116 out of 171 areas October 15, 2013 View All DRTx Responses to DOJ Monitoring Reports DOJ Monitoring Reports
Disability Rights Texas is a nonprofit agency that protects and advances the legal, human and service rights of Texans with a broad range of disabilities. Disability Rights Texas is federally funded and designated by the federal government as the protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for the state of Texas. In March 2011, the agency changed its name from Advocacy Inc. to Disability Rights Texas.