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Welcome to Connecticut Legal Rights Project

Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc., (CLRP) is a statewide non-profit agency which provides legal services to low income individuals with mental health conditions, who reside in hospitals or the community, on matters related to their treatment, recovery, and civil rights ... [ more ]

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Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty Honored with Award

CLRP Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty received the Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law from the Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities at their annual Leaders and Legends Award Ceremony on November 21, 2019 at the Bond Hotel in Hartford. Kathy was acknowleged for her unwaivering commitment to advocate for and represent  low-income persons with mental health conditions.

CLRP Signs On to Letter Regarding RESPONSE Act

October 25, 2019- CLRP joined over 20 national organizations including disability rights, education and civil rights groups to bring concerns to light regarding the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening, and Promoting Our Nation's Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act, legislation introduced by Senator Cornyn... [ more ]

Employment Opportunity - Staff Attorney

October 2, 2019 - Do you want to use your law degree to protect the legal rights of some of Connecticut's most marginalized residents? Do you want to fight discrimination in housing, education, and employment opportunities for people with mental health conditions? If so, we hope you will consider joining our team at Connecticut Legal Rights Project. The Connecticut Legal Rights Project has an immediate opening available for a Connecticut licensed attorney with at least two years experience ... [ more ]

CLRP Signs Onto Joint Statement from Members of the Disability Community and Allies on Gun Violence Prevention Policy and Mental Health Disabilities

Connecticut Legal Rights Project and 37 other organizations issued a joint statement affirming that people with mental health disabilities must not be scapegoated in the debate concerning gun violence prevention... [ more ]

Statement of Connecticut Legal Rights Project in Response to Recent Policy Proposals to Address Gun Violence, Mass Shootings and the Opioid Epidemic

August 7, 2019 - The recent response of some policy makers to blame gun violence, particularly mass shootings, on "mentally ill monsters" and to propose reforms to mental health laws "to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence," and to "make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary, involuntary confinement" is not only misguided, because it will not effectively address the root causes of gun violence, but also represents a dangerous intrusion on the civil rights and civil liberties of people living with mental health conditions ... [ more ]

Anyway You Slice It: Connecticut’s State Budget Pie

March 15, 2019 - Fixed costs represent more than half of the expenses in the CT budget. Sincefixed costs go up every year, if the pie stays the same size, it will eventually look like this ... [ more ]

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