As part of our community outreach efforts, JusticeAid hosted Justice, Mental Health, and Incarceration, a panel discussion at the New York City Bar Association focusing on barriers to justice for people with mental health issues.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Michael Winerip moderated the panel featuring Dr. Bobby Cohen, former Medical Director at Rikers and current member of the Board of Correction; Ann-Marie Louison Director of Adult Behavioral Health at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES); Janos Marton, Director of Policy and Campaigns at JustLeadershipUSA and leader #CLOSErikers; and Koretta McClendon, Peer Advisor at the Columbia Psychiatric Fellowship program.
MHP’s mission is to advance and enforce the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental illness through direct legal advocacy, community education, legislative advocacy, organizing, and coalition building, and impact litigation. MHP’s focus areas include disability rights, public benefits, eviction prevention, discharge planning advocacy, and criminal justice system reform. mhp.urbanjustice.org