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 […]

Our Values

EQUALITY:  We believe that individuals with disabilities must be afforded the same rights and opportunities, as all individuals, to live full and meaningful lives. CHOICE:  We believe that individuals with disabilities have the right, as all individuals, to make their own choices, including life decisions governing their healthcare, their finances, their relationships, where they work, […]


In September of 2016, CPR opened a Washington, D.C., office to pursue a national policy initiative designed to ensure that all individuals with disabilities are afforded community options and opportunities to enjoy fuller, richer lives. Located at 1825 K Street, Suite 600, the office is headed by Alison Barkoff, CPR’s Director of Advocacy.  Current activities […]

Technical Assistance

With funding from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, CPR is a statewide 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 […]

The History of CPR

CPR has been providing legal service to people with disabilities for over 40 years. View a timeline of our successful advocacy!