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Protection and Advocacy

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  • Alliance for Justice
    Association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, consumer, and women's organizations dedicated to the survival and growth of public interest advocacy.

  • CHARG Resource Center
    The Center provides mental health treatment, advocacy, self-help and support, and recreational opportunities; offers information about mental illness to the public.

  • Child Welfare League of America
    The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect America's children and strengthen America's families.

  • Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
    Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., is a private, non-profit law firm dedicated to equal justice. It provides civil legal services to members who have low incomes, who have disabilities, or who are age 60 or over. This web site provides more information about the group.

  • Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc. - Idaho
    This organization is Idaho's State Protection Agency. It assists people with disabilities to protect, promote and advance their legal and human rights, through quality legal, individual, and system advocacy.

  • Contac: Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center
    Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center is sponsored by the West Virginia Mental Health Consumers Association. Serves as a resource for consumer/survivors/ex-patients and consumer-run organizations across the United States, promoting self-help, recovery, and empowerment.

  • EEOC: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Through the operations of 50 field offices nationwide, the EEOC coordinates all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.

  • Human Services Research Institute
    The Human Services Research Institute assists States and the Federal Government enhance services and support for people with mental illness and mental retardation and develop alternatives to congregate care facilities.

  • NAMI Legal Center
    The NAMI Legal Center advocates for the rights of individuals with severe mental health problems both independently and in collaboration with private attorneys, legal service organizations, and mental health and consumer advocacy organizations.

  • National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA)
    NARPA is an organization that brings to light unsafe practices in mental health services and works to promote alternatives to the current mental health system.

  • National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc. (NAPAS)
    NAPAS is the voluntary National membership association of Congressionally mandated, legally-based disability rights agencies. It assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members in providing quality, legally-based advocacy services. The web site provides information for members, descriptions of public policies that affect the disabled, and links to other disability-related web sites.

  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
    National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information provides a national resource for professionals and others seeking information on child abuse and neglect and child welfare.

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans.

  • National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center
    The National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center supports organizations providing services for mental health consumers, survivors and ex-patients by providing technical assistance in the forms of research, informational materials, and financial aid.

  • National Health Law Program
    The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) is a public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities. NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers, and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for uninsured or underinsured low-income people.

  • National Immigration Forum
    The National Immigration Forum advocates and builds public support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and that are fair and supportive to newcomers in the U.S.

  • National Network for Youth
    The National Network for Youth is made up of over 800 organziations, young people and individuals committed to creating opportunities for America's youth. They advocate for young people who have been challenged by conditions of abuse, neglect, family conflict, shortage of resources, prejudice, and other challenges.

  • Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS)
    NLS provides disability-related services for Western New York and operates a National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project to assist persons with disabilities and the advocates and agencies that serve them.

  • North Dakota Protection and Advocacy
    The North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project is a State agency whose purpose is to advocate for, and protect the legal rights of, people with disabilities. There is no cost for services, however, P&A does implement general eligibility requirements, including residence in the State of North Dakota.

  • Office of Victims of Crime
    The Office of Victims of Crime provides Federal funds to support victim assistance and compensation programs around the country, and advocates, through policy development, for the fair treatment of crime victims.

  • Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
    Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy is a Federally funded, non-profit agency responsible for providing protection and advocacy services to people with disabilities. It is a primary source of support to anyone in the State of Pennsylvania whose goal is to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. This site provides a newsletter, a brochure on the agency, and links to other advocacy organizations.

  • Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
    PAI works in partnership with people with disabilities - to protect, advocate for and advance their human, legal and service rights.

  • Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
    Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. is a national non-profit organization that provides consultation and technical assistance to National, State and local health, human services, and special needs housing organizations.

  • The Administration on Developmental Disabilities
    Federal agency responsible for ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to, culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promote independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in the community.

  • The Child Advocate
    Child Advocate is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing mental health, medical, educational, legal and legislative issues.

  • The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a legal advocacy resource for people with mental illnesses. The center deals with issues such as the advancement of psychiatric directives, managed care, and Medicaid.

  • The Mental Health Foundation
    Supports research and community projects, contributes to public debate, educates and influences policymakers and health care professionals, and strives to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness and learning disabilities.

  • The National Center for Juvenile Justice and Mental Health
    The mission of the NCMHJJ is to promote awareness of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs based on the best available research and practice.

  • University Legal Services Protection and Advocacy Program
    University Legal Services is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the District of Columbia's federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal and service rights of people with disabilities.

  • Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)
    Based in Melbourne, Australia. Consumer/survivor-run advocacy organization for people with mental health problems.

  • Virgin Islands Advocacy, Inc.
    This is the web site of the independent, non-profit organization that serves as the protection and advocacy organization for people with disabilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It provides information on the agency’s structure and how to contact it for help.

  • Wyoming Protection and Advocacy
    Wyoming Protection and Advocacy System, Inc., established in 1977, is the official non-profit corporation authorized to implement certain mandates of several federal laws. Enacted by Congress, these laws provide various protection and advocacy services. This provides information on eligibility of people seeking protection and advocacy services, current events, and links to related organizations and web sites.

The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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