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Human Rights

The Office of Human Rights assists the Department in fulfilling its legislative mandate under §37.1-84.1 of the Code of Virginia to assure and protect the legal and human rights of individuals receiving services in facilities or programs operated, licensed or funded by the Department.

The mission of the Office of Human Rights is to monitor compliance with the human rights regulations by promoting the basic precepts of human dignity, advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities in our service delivery systems, and managing the DBHDS Human Rights dispute resolution program.

Kli Kinzie, Executive Secretary, (804) 786-3988

Deb Lochart, Human Rights Director, (804) 786-0032