Technical Assistance

CPR is a national support center, providing training and technical assistance to protection and advocacy programs (P&As) in each of the 50 states and territories under a contract with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).  It serves as the national support center on all institutional and community issues involving persons confined in psychiatric hospitals, intermediate care centers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, nursing facilities, jails, prisons, forensic institutions, juvenile justice facilities, and all types of community programs.

With funding from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, CPR is also a state backup center and provides statewide technical assistance and support to public and private attorneys who represent people with disabilities in Massachusetts. CPR provides support to legal services programs throughout the state on mental disability issues, co-counsels system reform cases with legal services and other public interest organizations to enforce the rights of persons with disabilities.