Encompass Advocacy

Advocacy

Encompass, with support from JUF’s Government Affairs Department, has become a recognized leader in advocacy, based upon a belief that efforts to tweak the current system are misplaced and inadequate. We are at the table with the new Governor to advocate for system transformation, having submitted a position paper that calls for a new Developmental Disabilities waiver that includes community-integrated living, customized employment, and integrated quality day programming, all at rates that allow the agencies to do the work, including hiring and retaining qualified staff. Given the enormous number of people who are on the wait list for funding, the waiver must include funding for capacity building and staff training.