This notice is about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (“Sheriff’s Department” or “LASD”) involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
View the Settlement Notice here.
Disability Litigation Program is the original program of the organization. DRLC provides free legal assistance to people with disabilities experiencing discrimination in violation of their civil rights. The Disability Litigation Program also takes on representation in impact cases, often through class action suits, that will establish legal principles or will benefit large groups of people with disabilities, as well as litigating cases of high visibility that raise public awareness of both the disability rights at issue and DRLC’s commitment to the enforcement of those rights. DRLC’s work emphasizes rights that extend beyond the manifest issues to confront basic human rights challenges. In particular, DRLC has represented the most marginalized people in the most fragile settings. Our work representing people with disabilities in custodial settings, and those at crisis moments, exposes the daily challenges and indignities of people living in a system that actively hinders them from realizing their human rights. DRLC places a particular emphasis on cases in California’s Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, an area known as the Inland Empire. These cases are overseen by a Director and are collectively managed as the Inland Empire Program.
Intake for the Disability Litigation Program is conducted through the Community Advocacy Program which also provides limited representation on smaller legal matters and conducts trainings in the community.
Through its Cases the Disability Litigation Program Has: