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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 office are located in Madison, Milwaukee, and Rice Lake.

DRW staff have been working from their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be returning to working from our offices on February 28, 2022.  Please note that a COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in place for all employees. A copy of the policy can be requested from

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.

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.