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Tammy Seltzer '96, Director of Jail & Prison Advocacy Project at University Legal Services

Thursday, February 7, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Tammy Seltzer '96 was recently selected to be the Director of the Jail & Prison Advocacy Project for University Legal Services in Washington, DC. Tammy is an attorney based in the District of Columbia where she has worked for years defending the civil rights of people with mental illnesses in various arenas including the justice system. She was previously an Equal Justice Fellow and senior staff attorney at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Director of State Policy at the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, and most recently ran her own consulting practice, Progressive Policy Solutions. The Jail & Prison Advocacy Project assists DC residents who have psychiatric disabilities who are planning their reentry into the community from the DC Jail or the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The project aims to redress abuse, neglect or discrimination which increase periods of incarceration and serve as barriers to successful reentry for men and women with psychiatric disabilities. Tammy will begin on February 11, 2013.

Tammy Seltzer was also quoted in The Atlantic on mental health courts. Read the full article, "'He Didn't Seem Crazy': Where Violence Meets Health Care"

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