Human Rights Committees

Bridgewell’s three Human Rights Committees were established to promote, safeguard and protect the human dignity and legal rights of persons served by reviewing, monitoring, and investigating the activities of Bridgewell programs.

The Human Rights Committee acts as an:

  • Agent for change by assisting the program in identifying areas in which improvement can be made
  • Advisory board by reviewing and monitoring program practices and procedures and making recommendations to programs on methods to further promote the rights of individuals served by the program
  • Advocate by encouraging the development of services that foster the expression and exercise the rights of individuals served by the program
  • Investigative body by conducting informal inquiries as needed or by monitoring the quality of investigations conducted by the program

Human Rights Committee Membership consists of:

  • Persons served
  • Advocates for persons served
  • Professionals*

*Rewarding volunteer opportunities exist for professionals interested in committee membership:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists and master’s level health professionals
  • Attorneys, paralegals, and law students

Human Rights Committees meet at least once per quarter for approximately two hours at:

  • North Shore Committee – Peabody
  • Quannapowitt Committee – Peabody
  • Phoenix Committee – Tewksbury

For further information, contact Bridgewell’s Director of Quality Assurance at 339-883-2125.