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About Our Agency

Disability Rights Wisconsin is the state’s Protection and Advocacy system, charged with protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities and keeping them free from abuse and neglect. Employing a variety of means, our advocates and attorneys use individual casework and systems advocacy to achieve positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.  We are seeking employees who value this work. In turn we treat our employees well, offering a supportive environment, talented colleagues, excellent benefits and generous leave.

DRW arose out of a disability civil rights movement demanding that the abuse of people with disabilities end and that people with disabilities be included in life, school, workplaces, and communities. Our core values include Diversity, Dignity, Independence, Accessibility, Inclusion, Human Rights, and Liberation.

One of our core values is diversity. A diversity-based approach to disability rights recognizes the intersectional nature of oppression experienced by people with disabilities from underprivileged and underserved communities. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at DRW. We work to specifically address disability-related injustices at the intersections of disability and race, disability and gender, disability, and gender-based violence, and more.

Disability Rights Wisconsin places a high value on the well-being of our staff and offers the following benefits: health, vision, dental, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability; 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer contribution, and flex spending plan. Paid time off includes generous holiday, vacation, personal and medical leave, as well as time to volunteer and vote.

DRW’s offices are located in Madison and Milwaukee.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. View the Department of Labor’s “EEO is The Law” poster for more information about how employers must comply with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws.

Disability Rights Wisconsin  is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send us an e-mail at or call (608) 267-0214 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Work Requirements and Policy for Full or Partial Remote Work

Background Checks

Because Disability Rights Wisconsin is a community-serving organization and safety is of the utmost importance, Disability Rights Wisconsin requires a background check. The background check is run for employees once a conditional offer of employment has been extended. Background checks are conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and paid for by Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Option to work fully or partially from home

Depending on the position and your location in relationship to a DRW office, you could qualify to flex your work location. The position announcement indicates whether the position for which you are applying is eligible for this option.

Technology requirements to work fully or partially from home

For purposes of cyber safety, protection of our confidential information, and the ability of all employees to use DRW’s technology tools, DRW has a number of requirements with which you must be able to comply in order to perform any work from home.  There are two key reasons for tech requirements:

      • Due to the confidential nature of the work we do and requirements under HIPAA and other privacy regulations, we must ensure your home network is secure.
      • The core tools we use for our jobs are cloud based and therefore require a certain amount of internet bandwidth to run, especially when using phone and video conferencing.  If you work in a remote area, we understand that meeting the bandwidth requirement may be challenging, so we want to be upfront with our requirements.

DRW’s I.T. Team is willing to assist you with an assessment before hire if you are not sure you would meet our minimum technology standards.  You can request assistance from the I.T. Team if you have been offered a second interview for a DRW position.  Just send the request to

More information about the policies and technology standards can be found here: Summary of DRW Policy on Full Remote and Hybrid Work