Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee provides referrals, brief information, advice and, in some instances, direct representation. Priorities include access to mental health and related support services, public and private insurance matters, rights for psychiatric in-patient and out-patient programs, disability discrimination on the basis of mental illness, right to refuse treatment, visitation/custody for parents with mental illness, civil rights of DYS-involved adolescents, and special education.
Staff will respond to calls after the caller leaves a message on the intake line during the hours listed below. Intakes are not done on a walk-in basis.
Staff may provide services for those in jail, only if mental health care is denied or if a person is placed in solitary confinement.