The Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP) seeks a researcher to advance the work of our criminal justice advocacy program.
The Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP) seeks a health attorney consultant for our health justice advocacy team, to work remotely approximately 3 to 5 hours per week for 6 weeks.
Report: Preventing Wasteful and Inequitable Consultative Examinations in Social Security Disability Claims
MHP - UJC"Today, advocates from New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), the Urban Justice Center (UJC), and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) released a new report about wasteful and harmful Social Security policies, which discriminate against adults and children with disabilities. The report focuses on issues arising in New York State and Pennsylvania, but this is a national problem, stemming from federal policy failures."
MHP signed on to a letter demanding that Mayor de Blasio use his emergency powers to protect New Yorkers from the grave possibility of the spread of COVID-19 in city jails and other lock-up facilities. Read the letter here.
Read MHP’s public comments on the proposed rule for solitary confinement in New York State.
Jennifer Parish, Director of Criminal Justice Advocacy, testified on the use of Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs) in City jails. Read her testimony here.
AMNYCommunity, Health, & Justice Organizer and Jail Action Coalition member Ms. V is quoted discussing violence and use of force in jails.
The CityMHP’s Criminal Justice Advocate Alex Abell is quoted discussing the fight to end solitary confinement in New York City in all its forms.