The Riverbrook Human Rights Committee ensures that the rights and freedoms of the women are fully respected
Riverbrook has had a Human Rights Committee since the inception of the regulation in the 1980's. The committee ensures that the rights and freedoms of the Riverbrook women are completely respected. The Committee is comprised of a social worker, attorney, psychiatric nurse, and local citizens and parents who are not related to a Riverbrook woman. In this way, a high standard of objectivity is maintained.
Riverbrook is an environment in which the women are taught to understand and actively exercise their human rights. In its 2010 review, the State of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services noted that the Riverbrook women “were able to articulate basic human rights as well as speak to how they had been supported to exercise them in various settings.”