News

July 11, 2017

Punishment or Rehabilitation? Care for Inmates with Mental Illness

The debate on whether to punish inmates or provide them rehabilitation is not new. But how does this debate apply to inmate with mental health diagnoses? DRT Investigator, April Mancino-Rosete, explores this question and describes true events of how mental health crisis has been handled in jails and prisons in Tennessee.  

July 11, 2017

Tennessee Long Term Care Ombudsman

DRT got together with the Tennessee Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and asked some questions about their services. 

July 10, 2017

From Lisa: Abuse and Neglect

Lisa shares how DRT works to protect Tennesseans with disabilities from abuse and neglect. 

July 5, 2017

Federal Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against TDOC

A federal judge certified the lawsuit brought againt the Tennessee Department of Corrections for failure to provide adequate treatment to inmates with Hepatitis C (HCV) as a class action. Read more about this decision and read about the latest update on the case. 

June 8, 2017

Tennessee Bill of Voting Rights

Know your rights when you go to the polls. 

May 30, 2017

Understanding Educational Rights for Homeless and Unstably Housed Students

Students who are homeless have educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act, an important federal law that ensures enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth.  If you think a student might be eligible for support under the McKinney-Vento Act speak with your school district's liaison or contact DRT.

May 9, 2017

Client Story: The Marshall Family

Ryan Marshall navigated the challenges of special education and community inclusion with his parents's advocacy. When it came to completing his post-secondary program at Lipscomb, Ryan once more had the support of his parents and DRT to help make it happen. 

May 4, 2017

AHCA Passes in the House

The National Disability Rights Netword responds to the passing of the American Health Care Act in the House today. 

May 1, 2017

We're In This Together

DRT Board Member, Lacey Lyons, shares her tale of navigating the health insurance marketplace. 

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

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