The Trevor Project is the leading nonprofit, national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 24. The Government Affairs Department supports policy change at the federal and state level to enhance the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ young people through targeted interventions that address risk factors for suicide.

The Trevor Project is seeking Pro Bono assistance for 3 projects this semester:

  1. Analysis of the potential for increasing youth access to mental health services through federal regulation (1 student needed): The student will perform an analysis of the potential for increasing youth access to mental health services through federal regulation. Many states have laws restricting youth outpatient mental health access for minors, and we would be interested in exploring avenues for developing a federal “mature minor” standard for youth outpatient mental health access.
  2. Analysis of the privacy rights of young adults on parental health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (1 student needed): The student will explore the extent of the privacy rights belonging to young adults seeking care for sensitive services while they remain on parental health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. 
  3. 50 State Survey of discrimination complaint response processes (1 student needed): The student will perform a fifty state survey of state processes for receiving and processing complaints of discrimination in response to complaints filed under both Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

How do I sign up? Email Alison Gill at: Alison.Gill@thetrevorproject.org to indicate which project you are interested in working on. Please include a current resume with your email.