Oregon Advocacy Center v. Mink (2003) is a landmark civil rights case that upheld the rights of people with mental illness in jail. (Oregon Advocacy Center was our previous name.) The decision requires the state hospital to accept people found unable to aid and assist in their criminal defense within 7 days of that determination.… Continue Reading More than a decade later, we’re still fighting jail delays.
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For 30 years, we’ve fought for people with mental illness. Continue Reading Fighting for people with mental illness
Timothy spends his days going into places that other organizations can’t. He visits people with mental health conditions held in jails and other institutions across the state, giving our clients hope and a voice. As a colleague said: “It is amazing to see how people considered the most dangerous in the state will only talk to… Continue Reading Q&A: Advocate Timothy Roessel: “Truly Something to Watch”
“Words matter.” Just look at the front wall of the Capitol building where the words pictured above are carved. Inside the building, everyone who testified on SB 64 in the Senate Judiciary agreed that words matter. We did not agree on whether the words in the bill should pass. SB 64 would change the term “mental… Continue Reading Legislative Update, week four