Mission Statement (Revised 2008)
The Center for Public Representation is dedicated to promoting change in the quality of lives of individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts and to pursuing systemic reform and enforcement of legal rights on a statewide and national basis. The Center's primary purpose is to serve people with disabilities, and particularly those who are institutionalized, discriminated against, or otherwise denied fundamental human rights. The Center is committed to fostering equality, diversity, and social justice in all of its activities.
Goals and Objectives
The Center for Public Representation should be dedicated and organized to fulfill the following goals: 1. To be a state and national center for leadership in legal advocacy for persons with disabilities, through the development, testing, and refinement of creative system reform strategies, exemplary individual representation, and innovative methods of service delivery. 2. To generate and disseminate new knowledge about legal advocacy, system reform strategies, and service delivery models through training, technical assistance, support, and publications. 3.To promote systemic change in the rules, enforcement mechanisms, and disability service systems which impact the lives and rights of persons with disabilities. 4. To provide legal representation and advocacy for individuals with severe disabilities through the creation and operation of legal rights projects which serve as national service delivery models. 5. To maintain a stable and supportive organization which values and supports diversity, which encourages long term commitments from experienced, qualified staff persons, and which encourages and rewards excellence.
Please Note: The Center does not provide individual representation except in cases involving SSI/SSDI benefits.