About Kentucky Protection and Advocacy
The Kentucky Protection and Advocacy is a state government agency that was established in 1977. It currently operates six federally mandated advocacy programs for individuals with disabilities in Kentucky. The agency is committed to providing assistance to individuals with disability-related rights violations. In addition, Protection and Advocacy offers information and technical assistance to individuals with disabilities, attorneys, governmental agencies, service providers, and other advocacy organizations; provides legal services to eligible individuals who meet the established priorities for the provision of services; and offers educational programs and training on a number of disability rights issues for individuals with disabilities, parents and guardians, service providers, and other community members. The Kentucky P&A gets federal funding through seven federal grant programs which are: 1. Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD), 2. Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), 3.Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR), 4. Protection & Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT), 5. Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS), 6. Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) & 7. Protection & Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA).