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 operates a combined program of legal advocacy, relationship-based advocacy, systems advocacy, public policy analysis, education and other support activities for people with disabilities. This program is designed to help secure their rights, enhance their dignity, and advocate for their full participation as citizens with respect to their individual cultures. Among the P&A programs in the nation, Disability Rights Nebraska is one of the few that has such a broad range of advocacy activities, as many others focus primarily on litigation.