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DRC is a statewide agency designated under federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities. It operates several mental health advocacy programs and has a Los Angeles office.
In collaboration with other social services agencies, the Public Defender endeavors to secure mental health treatment rather than incarceration, divert individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders into community treatment, and empower independent living of its clients.
MHALA provides services to adults and transition-age youth with mental health needs who do not have financial resources on a variety of issues such as housing and homelessness, employment, and education.