Monday, March 21, 2016

Human Rights Authority invites community to become members

ROCKFORD — The Human Rights Authority of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission invites Rockford area residents to become volunteer members.

The organization is empowered by statute to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities, including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities and the aged disabled. It has nine authorities, spread throughout the state according to geographic region.

The membership of each authority consists of nine volunteers. Three of these, by statute, are providers of disability services, one each from the areas of mental health, developmental services and rehabilitation services. The other six members are private citizens, some of whom themselves might have a disability, have a family member with a disability or just be concerned citizens interested in disability rights.

Members attend monthly meetings and serve on investigative teams. Members must be at least 18, go through an application and appointment process, attend orientation or training and serve two to four hours per month.

For information: 309-671-3030; 815-987-7664.

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Human Rights Authority invites community to become members

1 comment:

StandUp said...

This is an opportunity for people to make a difference from the inside out! I hope they get plenty of volunteers!