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Williamsburg Regional Local Human Rights Committee (WRLHRC)

Location of all meetings:
Sentara-Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle

Williamsburg, VA 23188

The Williamsburg Regional Local Human Rights Committee meets quarterly during the year, the second Wednesday of the month.

Summary of the WRLHRC

A Local Human Rights Committee (LHRC) is comprised of volunteers who represent mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services, professional groups, and consumer groups. The committee's responsibility is to perform certain functions specified in the book entitled "Rules and Regulations to Assure the Rights of Residents." The state Human Rights Committee appoints the members for a term of three years after consultation with the Commissioner for the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).

The LHRC plays a role by:

  • conducting fact finding hearings and making recommendations for resolution of complaints not resolved informally.
  • reviewing and making recommendations concerning policies, procedures, practices, treatment plans, and restrictive programming.
  • reviewing and making recommendations concerning requests for variance to the Human Rights Regulations.
  • performing other oversight functions in the Local Human Rights Bylaws.

To receive further information, call the Human Rights Advocate's Office, located at Eastern State Hospital or contact the Eastern State Hospital Liaison to the WRLHRC.

Human Rights Advocate Office  (757)253-7061
Dick Roberts, Eastern State Hospital Liaison to the LHRC (757)-208-7995

LHRC Application Form 7-10.doc

mail your application to:

  • Chairperson, WRLHRC
  • C/O Hillary Zaneveld, Human Rights Advocate
    Office of Human Rights, Region V
  • 4601 Ironbound Road
  • Williamsburg, VA 23188-2652

or fax your application to 757-253-5440. 

For more information on the LHRC: Minutes or Agendas

Related Links:

  • Virginia Council on Human Rights

  • Virginia Division of Legislative Services
  • Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council
  • Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy