MHP's Johnny Perez Appointed to NYS Advisory Committee to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

We at MHP are happy to announce that Johnny Perez, UJC’s Mental Health Project Safe Reentry Advocate, was appointed to the New York State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The advisory committee investigates civil rights concerns in the state and reports to the Commission, which then issues recommendations to the U.S. Department of Justice for further action. Each advisory committee is appointed for two years and chooses which issues to focus on during that two-year tenure. In the past, Johnny testified before the Committee on the inhumane use of solitary confinement.