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Kim Chumley

Staff Advocate

Kim Chumley joined Disability Rights Arizona (DRAZ) in March 2021. Kim previously worked with the organization as an advocate, report writer, and trainer.  Kim currently advocates on behalf of disabled individuals who are experiencing difficulties receiving appropriate education and proper mental and physical health care. Kim also works with the Monitoring and investigation team, monitoring numerous agencies who serve students with disabilities, individuals with mental illness, who may be at risk for abuse and neglect. Upon leaving DRAZ (formerly, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest) in the early 1990’s, Kim continued to apply her life-long advocacy skills as a change agent and “seed” planter for over 20 years at the Pima County Juvenile Court, identifying youth with disabilities, raising awareness of their special needs, providing training for staff, creating programs for youth involved in Probation, as Assistant Director of Detention. During that time, Kim was awarded Manager of the year for the State of Arizona, the Champion of Children Award, and the Parent’s Choice Award. Kim also chaired the Kids at Hope program. Kim has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is happy to be back at DRAZ and work on behalf of such wonderful people and among such talented and caring staff, advocates and attorneys.

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