Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia RecordsDisability Law and Policy Center of Georgia Records

Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia Records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia Records
Creator: Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia.
Dates: 2000-2011
Extent: 2.0 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/344
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Disability Law and Policy Center (DLPC) of Georgia is a non-profit organization that advocates and litigates for community services, independent living, and broad and systemic disability rights related issues. The records include documentation of DLPC’s policies and priorities, grant-funded activities and programs, and personnel files.

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia was a non-profit organization established in 1999 in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in L.C. and E.W. v. Olmstead. The Supreme Court ruled that, as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, states had a mandate to provide community-based services as alternatives to institutionalization when appropriate and that to do otherwise was a violation of the rights of people with disabilities and discriminatory. The legal challenge originated in Georgia and a broad coalition of advocates, organizers, and lawyers organized what was known as the Disability Law and Policy Center Network. The Network was a voluntary organization that worked to ensure that other Georgians benefited from the Olmstead decision. The DLPC of Georgia was created as a separate entity to help fulfill the needs of the Network's goals and focused on advocating for independence and community living and also challenged systemic issues related to disability rights. The DLPC operated with a small staff and was governed by a Board of Directors who directed the policy priorities and strategies of the organization. The DLPC dissolved in 2012.

Scope and Content

The papers contain records related to the policies and priorities of the DLPC and engagement and legal strategies. Materials include correspondence, plans, reports, and grant applications and date from 2000 to 2011.

Organization and Arrangement

The DLPC papers are arranged into three series: Series I. Employment and Engagement, Series II. Grants, and Series III. Olmstead Planning and Other Issues.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research with the following exception: Box R.2 includes restricted materials and must be reviewed prior to research use. Please request this box 3 business days prior to your research visit to allow time for this review.

Preferred citation

The Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia Records, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Conditions Governing Use note

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Angelica Marini, 2016.


Related Materials

Access Points

Disabilities--Law and legislation.
People with disabilities--Civil rights.
People with disabilities--Deinstitutionalization--United States--History.
People with disabilities--Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Georgia Disability History Archive


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series I. Engagement and Policy Matters, 2000-2008

Extent: 2.0 boxes (.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Series I. Employment and Engagement contains records related to personnel, outreach engagement, and policy development at the DLPC and date from 2000 to 2008.
Conditions Governing Access note: Some boxes in this series must be reviewed for privacy restrictions prior to research use. These boxes are identified with an R before the box number. Please request these boxes 3 business days prior to your research visit to allow time for this review.
Engagement
BoxFolder
11Client Retainer Agreement, undated
12Guidelines for Contract Attorneys, undated
BoxFolder
R.21Personnel Files Volume I Executive Director, 2000-2003
Conditions Governing Access note: This folder must be reviewed for work product prior to research use.
R.22Personnel Files Volume 2 Executive Director, 2001
R.23Personnel Files Volume 3 Outreach Contract Attorneys, 2002-2003
Conditions Governing Access note: This folder must be reviewed for social security numbers prior to research use.
R.24Personnel Files Volume 4 Co-counsel Arrangements, 2001-2002
Conditions Governing Access note: This folder must be reviewed for social security numbers prior to research use.
R.25Personnel Files Co-counsel Arrangements: Tim Willis, 2001-2003
R.26Personnel Files Co-counsel Arrangements: Josh Norris, 2002
Conditions Governing Access note: This folder must be reviewed for work product prior to research use.
R.27Personnel Files Volume 6 Miscellaneous Matters, 2001-2006
R.28Personnel Files Miscellaneous Matters: Georgia Advocacy Office (outreach), 2001-2002
Policy
BoxFolder
13Letters of Support, 2008 September 10
14Litigation Priorities, 2000-2001
15Grant Application Materials, undated
16Facts Sheet, 2001 October
17Internal Accounting Controls, undated
18Conflict of Interest Policy, undated
19Mission Statement, undated
 

Series II. Grants, 2000-2011

Extent: 1.0 box (.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Series II. Grants contain grant applications and correspondence between DLPC and granting organizations and date from 2000 to 2011.
Grant Requests (Approved) Georgia Bar Foundation
BoxFolder
110Georgia Bar Foundation Grant 2000-2001 Initial Documentation, 2000-2001
111-18Georgia Bar Foundation Grant, 2001-2009
11910/11 Application, 2010-2011
Grant Requests (Approved)
BoxFolder
120Atlanta Legal Aid, 2000-2001
121Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, 2004-2006
122Southern Poverty Law Center, 2002
123Voucher Travel Assistance Program, 2007
124Imlay Foundation, 2005
Grant Requests (Not Approved)
BoxFolder
125Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, 2003 July 28
126Christopher Reeve Paralysis, 2002 June 26
127The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2005 December 5
128Public Welfare Foundation, 2004 February 17
129Ann Cox Foundation, 2006 July 6
130Healthcare Georgia Foundation, 2005-2006
131Abreu Charitable Trust, 2006 May 10
132Li KA Shing Foundation Limited, 2006 June 12
133UPS Foundation, 2006 March 9
134J. Bulow Campbell Foundation, 2006 February 27
135Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, 2006 February 9
136Arnold Fund, 2006 February 13
137John Wilhemina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, 2004 February 16
138Knight Foundation, 2003 August 29
139The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, undated
140David Bohnett Foundation, 2003 September 4
 

Series III. Olmstead Planning and Other Issues, 2000-2007

Extent: 1.0 box (.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Series III. Olmstead Planning and Other Issues contains various materials related to the DLPC’s advocacy work and includes the Georgia report “Olmstead and the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities” from 2001. Materials date from 2000 to 2007.
BoxFolder
141Olmstead and the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities, 2000-2001
142Olmstead Continued [Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Home and Community-Based Services], 2001
143Final Report - Olmstead Planning Committee, 2001 November
144Community Living Outreach Kit, 2000 January
145Community Living Outreach Kit Revisions, 2001 May
146Expanding Housing Opportunities for Institutionalized Persons with Disabilities, 2004 April
147Legal Handbooks, 2007 August
148Criminal Justice and Development Disabilities Coalition, 2007 September 7
1492nd Annual Conference - Criminal Justice & Developmental Disabilities Coalition, 2007 September 7