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Behavioral Restraint and Seclusion

Leslie Morrison

 

Leslie Morrison is the Director of Disability Rights California's (DRC) Investigations Unit.  She directs investigations of allegations of abuse and/or neglect involving persons with disabilities, with the focus being systemic reform.  She is a national expert on the use of restraints and seclusion for behavior management.  She has conducted a number of investigations into injuries and deaths resulting from the use of restraint in a variety of settings, including treatment facilities, community residential facilities, and schools.  She has authored legislation to reform restraint and seclusion practices CA.  Leslie was a member of a federal advisory committee for grants awarded to states to reduce and eliminate restraint and seclusion practices in state facilities. Leslie is an attorney and used to be a registered nurse with a graduate degree in psychiatric nursing.