University Legal Services (ULS) and Georgetown University Law Center are partnering to offer a one-year fellowship in disability rights/criminal justice for a Georgetown Law 2014 JD graduate. The fellowship offers a stipend of $34,000 and will run from August 2014 through July 2015. Application deadline is April 14, 2014.
ULS is a nonprofit legal services agency that protects and advances the rights of people with disabilities through direct advocacy and systemic change. Part of their work includes preventing and redressing the abuse and neglect of incarcerated individuals with mental illness. Their 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.
The ULS/Georgetown Law Fellow will join the ULS interdisciplinary team to advocate for community-based alternatives to incarceration and redress instances of abuse and neglect experienced by people with psychiatric disabilities in DC’s criminal justice system. See Symplicity job listing #32120 for a complete description of the fellow’s responsibilities and application instructions
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