Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services (DRDC) is a nonprofit legal organization that protects and advances the rights of people with disabilities through direct advocacy and systemic change. Part of our work includes preventing and redressing the abuse and neglect of incarcerated individuals with mental illness. Our goal is to reduce unnecessary periods of incarceration for DC residents with psychiatric disabilities/mental illness and remove barriers to their self-directed, successful integration into the community. We seek a tireless advocate with an educational and/or practical background in social work and a strong passion for advancing this mission.
The Temporary Reentry Advocate, filling in during staff maternity leave, will provide secondary case management and advocacy support to people with diagnosed psychiatric disabilities at the DC Jail and Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) in preparation for their reentry and for a defined period after they transition back into the community. The Reentry Advocate ensures our clients’ needs are at the center of discharge planning and to advocate for community services that meet those needs.
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