LA County’s Program for Poorest-of-Poor Discriminates Against Disabled
Los Angeles (LA) County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) fails to accommodate the most vulnerable — mentally and developmentally disabled homeless people applying for subsistence benefits under General Relief (GR).
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Systemic Discrimination of Disabled at Santa Rita Jail
DRLC, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) have announced a comprehensive settlement agreement to improve accessibility for people with disabilities who are incarcerated at/or visiting California’s Santa Rita Jail.


The lives of all people are important. Unfortunately, sometimes people find themselves in difficult life situations: they lose all means of subsistence, become disabled. And usually the life of such people becomes survival, as if he were not in a civilized society, but in a forest filled with wild animals. I, and apparently the leaders of this organization, believe that this is not correct. People should help each other. People in difficult situations should be able to live a normal life. The Kwiga service can become a platform for all people, where you can get some kind of specialty. Dozens of courses have already been created and you can create even more, after passing which people will be able to adapt to new conditions for themselves. Help in the form of new opportunities for such people can become even more useful than simple material goods. The main thing to remember is that all lives matter and all courses are made for their students, just find yours.

Do I need to help people? I am sure, at least once in your life, many of you have asked this question, and for a good reason. Indeed, on the one hand, deep within ourselves, we feel the need to help others, like offer 
writing services, when we have such an opportunity. On the other hand, our life experience often shows that helping others maybe even dangerous in some cases. Still, it's an advantage to have legal support from an advocacy organization when you are left one on one with the problem. Suppose you know that in case of an unjust accusation, you can get professional help and even bring the case to court. It is a common task for law students to complete speeches for imaginary court sessions. Writing an essay on a law topic is as challenging as writing a speech. Studying civil rights or human relations gives you quite an insight into how to plan your future right. Doing profound research and collecting sources is the main step to write a research paper on any topic, but legal issues require even more. First, write an outline, create a list with basic essay parts and then complete a draft. Proofreading should be done to avoid any mistakes that would influence the outcome of your work.

Disability Rights Legal Center
 (DRLC),  DRLC is the oldest program that provides disability rights advocacy by providing free legal assistance to people with disabilities experiencing discrimination in violation of their civil rights. The program brings high impact, high visibility cases in state and federal courts to protect and to expand the rights of this community. These cutting-edge cases raise public awareness and ensure people with disabilities are able to participate fully in society throughout their life span. DRLC also works to remove barriers to full participation by people with disabilities in schools, healthcare facilities, custodial settings and public spaces.

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