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Openings on DRW PAIMI Advisory Council – Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

Openings on DRW PAIMI Advisory Council – Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

Disability Rights Wisconsin is Wisconsin’s Protection and Advocacy agency, part of a nationwide network of disability rights agencies mandated by Congress to provide advocacy services and legal representation on behalf of all persons with disabilities. DRW provides advocacy assistance to adults and children with serious mental health conditions through our PAIMI program (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness).

The DRW PAIMI Advisory Council  (PAC) is seeking new members who want to advance positive change in working to protect and advocate for the rights of Wisconsinites with mental health diagnoses. The PAC helps DRW staff and the DRW board of directors set priorities for the PAIMI program and advises the board on policies and issues that affect people with mental illness. The Council also serves as a liaison to the communities its members represent. The PAC generally meets four times a year, and also participates in opportunities to get input from the community such as listening sessions.  See attached for more information.

The DRW PAIMI Advisory Council has openings for the positions listed below.

  • Person who has received or is receiving mental health services or the family member of a person who has received or is receiving mental health services.
  • Mental health provider
  • We are especially interested in candidates from areas of the state not currently represented, as well as candidates who reflect Wisconsin’s racial and ethnic diversity.  We currently have members from La Crosse, Milwaukee, Superior, Rice Lake, Kimberly,  and Madison.

Please share the attached description of the PAC and DRW PAC application form with interested candidates. Completed applications can be returned to Barbara Beckert as explained in the application packet.

DRW PAIMI Advisory Council Application

About the PAIMI Advisory Council