Make a difference for persons with disabilities. Become a Human Rights Authority Member.


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various Locations in Southern IllinoisAnna, IL 62906


The Human Rights Authority is a division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission that is statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities, including persons with behavioral health needs, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities and older individuals with disabilities. There are nine Authorities across the state which are separated according to geographic regions. The membership of each authority consists of nine volunteers. Three of these, by statute, are providers of disability services, one each from the areas of mental health, developmental disability services and rehabilitation/vocational services. The remaining six members are service consumers, family members of consumers or concerned citizens interested in advocating for disability rights. Members attend monthly meetings and serve on investigative tema. For further information, contact Teresa Parks at 309-671-3030 or Kim Conway at 618-833-4897.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per month
  • Application and appointment process required

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