Protection and Advocacy

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is the federally designated protection and advocacy agency for the State of North Carolina. We are also a nonprofit organization. DRNC provides resources for self-advocacy and community engagement. In addition we engage in strategic civil litigation, advocate for policy changes, and work to educate the public about disability rights and the disability community.
Protection and Advocacy

We belong to the National Disability Rights Network

DRNC is a member of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).  NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems in every state and U.S. territory. The P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.  For more more information, or to search for the P&A in other states, please visit:

How to Get Help

To request help in protecting your rights: Online: Use our online intake form. Be sure to completely fill out the form. You may save and continue your work later. If you have trouble with the form or questions about how to fill it out, what information to include, or if you need an accommodation, please call our office at the number listed below. After you submit the form, one of our intake staff will contact you within two business days. Email: Phone: Our office is open between 8AM and 6PM, Monday through Friday. Local: 919-856-2195 Toll Free (within NC): 1-877-235-4210 TTY: 1-888-268-5535
Read more about our service and intake process here