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Causes: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights

Mission: To protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities and older people.

Programs: "protection and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (padd) - this program was created to protect and advocate for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities within the state who are or who may be eligible for treatment or services, or who are being considered for a change in living arrangements. This program has the authority to investigate incidents of abuse and neglect if the incidents are reported to the system or if there is probable cause to believe that the incident occurred.

"protection and advocacy for individuals with mental illness (paimi) - this program is mandated to investigate cases of abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness and to insure the provision of their legal rights. In order to focus on those people most at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect and rights violations, the statute prioritizes eligibility to those people living in 24-hour treatment facilities.

older americans - the purpose of the long-term care ombudsman program is to investigate complaints of residents of long-term care facilities (including nursing homes and assisted living residences) or their family members regarding care, treatment or rights violations. The legal assistance developer provides leadership for improving the quality and quantity of legal and advocacy assistance to ensure a comprehensive elder rights system. This includes developing, monitoring, evaluating and coordinating available legal services for older persons statewide. The developer also provides technical assistance to the state long-term care ombudsman program on issues of drafting legislation and interpretation of current laws as well as training.

protection and advocacy for individual rights (pair) - this program was created to protect the rights of people with disabilities who are ineligible for services from the protection and advocacy programs for people with mental illness or developmental disabilities or ineligible for services from the client assistant program. The federal statute specifically charges this program with helping to implement the fair housing act and the americans with disabilities act. 249,701 client assistance program (cap) - this program provides information on the available services and benefits under the rehabilitation act and title 1 of the americans with disabilities act to people with disabilities in colorado, especially those who have been unserved or underserved by vocational rehabilitation programs. Upon the request of clients and client applicants for services under the rehabilitation act, cap will assist and advocate for them in their relationships with projects and programs. Cap may also provide assistance and advocacy with respect to services that are directly related to the employment of the individual. 141,659 other programs - to protect\promote the rights of persons with disabilities and older people. 262,171

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