The following links are for the various investigatory and compliance offices within the federal government. Each office has jurisdiction over different matters related to the enforcement of disability-related laws. In some instances, more than one office may have jurisdiction over the same issues.
Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) are federally-mandated offices in every U.S. state and territory that advocate for people with developmental disabilities or other impairments. P&As provide a variety of services, including advocacy, litigation, and outreach. P&As are funded by the federal government through several specific grants, which contain restrictions on the kinds of cases and roles a P&A can take in its representation or advocacy of an individual. All P&As are members of the National Disability Rights Network,External which serves as the central organization for policy and support of the system.