Who is DRMS?

Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) is a private, non-profit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across the state of MS. DRMS has been providing advocacy services for almost thirty years, free of charge, to Mississippians with disabilities and has helped improve the lives of thousands of our state’s most vulnerable population by championing their rights.

DRMS is the only disability advocacy agency in MS that has attorneys on staff to pursue legal remedies if necessary. Our mission is to promote, protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of all people with disabilities, and to assist them with full inclusion in home, community, education and employment.

Important Information on Voting Matters in MS

Primary Elections in MS will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2020. You have less than a week to finalize, correct, or update your voter registration information! If you wish to take part and vote in this election, you MUST...
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Press Release – DRMS joins others in filing a formal complaint to the DOJ to demand change and immediate intervention of MDOC

DRMS is one of several advocacy groups that have authored a complaint to the Department of Justice, calling on them to investigate the Mississippi Department of Corrections amid the recent crisis and ongoing problems at its facilities. DRMS believes that...
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DD Network Community Outreach Begins August 8th!

Community Conversations being held in 3 different regions of the state.  Other agencies and programs will also be present to provide information and we are expecting a great community turnout. Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS), The University of Southern Mississippi Institute...
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DRMS Announces Goals and Priorities for FY2020

DRMS FY2020 STATEMENT OF GOALS AND PRIORITIES   Goal One: Individuals with disabilities will be free from abuse, neglect, and violation of individual rights.  Staff will identify and investigate instances of rights violations of individuals with disabilities in all/any living...
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