Sunday, November 15, 2009

Illinois Human Rights Group to Hear Complaints

The Peoria Regional Human Rights Authority of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Parlin-Ingersoll Library, 205 W. Chestnut St., Canton.

The group will review and discuss complaints concerning allegations that the rights of persons with disabilities are being violated at private and public facilities that provide mental health or developmental disabilities services.

The Human Rights Authority is a panel of nine citizen volunteers appointed by the commission and empowered by statute to investigate alleged violations of rights of persons with disabilities. The Human Rights Authority serves all counties throughout Illinois; case investigations ensure the rights of eligible children and adults who have a disability.

Cases tentatively set for this month’s agenda include complaints involving alleged violations of the laws, regulations and other mandates that protect the rights of persons with disabilities.

Anyone who believe the rights of a person with disabilities are being violated may report this at the meeting or contact the Authority's Regional Coordinator at (309) 693-5001. All complainants' names are kept confidential.

Human Rights Group To Review Complaints at Parlin Library


Anonymous said...

This is an important event that I hope NASGA's Illinois members can attend.

StandUp said...

Hopefully, anyone who wants to can speak?

Betty said...

This does look like a good opportunity for IL victims!