Disability Rights Nebraska operates seven federally funded protection and advocacy (P&A) programs. The P&A system is a nationwide network of Congressionally created, legally based disability rights agencies.
As the protection and advocacy system in Nebraska, Disability Rights Nebraska has the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services to people with disabilities.
Disability Rights Nebraska investigates incidents of abuse and neglect and may provide legal representation to protect the legal and human rights of people with disabilities. Through a variety of other activities including public education, information and referral, and public policy analysis, Disability Rights Nebraska works to change public attitudes and increase public awareness of the legal and human rights of people with disabilities.