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Name Change!

West Virginia Advocates, the federally mandated protection and advocacy system (P&A) in West Virginia for individuals with disabilities, is pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2017, it will be doing business as Disability Rights of West Virginia (DRWV). 2017 will mark the 40th year of providing services to individuals with disabilities.

DRWV is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to protecting and advocating for the legal rights of West Virginians with disabilities. DRWV serves individuals with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities, as well as traumatic brain injury and individuals with mental health diagnoses.

DRWV’s Intake Department provides Information and Referral services to anyone who requests assistance. DRWV’s acceptance of direct advocacy and legal cases is determined by a variety of criteria including disability related eligibility criteria established by our funders, our current priorities and objectives, as well as available resources.

DRWV’s Legal Department includes a Legal Director and three Staff Attorneys. DRWV also employs fifteen advocates that provide direct advocacy services throughout West Virginia.

DRWV services are confidential and free of charge. For more information, call 800-950-5250.