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PTSD Bill Sparks Frank Discussion of Mental Health on the Senate Floor

May 30, 2019 - by Daniela Altimari, Hartford Courant - A bill to address post-traumatic stress disorder among police officers and firefighters sparked an emotional debate on mental health at the Capitol Wednesday night. The measure passed the Senate Thursday after additional negotiating over an amendment to include certain medical responders in the legislation ... [ more ]


Man Wins Court Battle But May Get Shocked Anyway

May 30, 2019 - by Daniel Tepfer, CT Post - BRIDGEPORT - A local man fighting a court order forcing him to undergo shock therapy won a major battle Thursday — but may have lost the war.  Over the objections of the state attorney general’s office, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis Thursday afternoon agreed to hear the 26-year-old man’s appeal of a Probate Court ruling ... [ more ]


Man Fights Shock Therapy Order

May 28, 2019 - by Daniel Tepfer, CT Post - BRIDGEPORT -  A local man is fighting a court order forcing him to undergo shock therapy.  “This shouldn’t be happening in the state of Connecticut where they can strap you down and do something to you that can cause a person brain damage,” said Virginia Teixeira, a lawyer for the Connecticut Legal Rights Project ... [ more ]


Birdies For Charity!

April 16, 2019 - CLRP Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty met up with iHeartRadio's awesome Renee DiNino and Volunteer Coordinator, Taylor Whiting to talk about CLRP's important work and how others can help CLRP during Travelers Championship's Birdies for Charity event. From now until the Travelers Championship begins on Friday, June 21, donors have the ability to make their donations go further with a 15% match ... [ 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 ]


Register for the Solstice Sprint 5K to benefit CLRP

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - CLRP is honored to be the beneficiary of the Solstice Sprint 5K run!. The race takes place in West Hartford. This is a rolling USATF/CT Certified 5K course following the paved Red Trail around the MDC Reservoirs in West Hartford. It features a few climbs, beautiful views and a fast downhill finish. Many thanks to Sonic Endurance for their support to make this possible! [ more ]


CLRP Response to Recent "Grading the States" Report from the Treatment Advocacy Center

September 25, 2018 - Today, CLRP responded to the "Grading the States" Report issued from the Treatment Advocacy Center ... [ more ]


Understanding DMHAS Legal Services - Fall 2018

October 25, 2018 - Since 1990, Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc., a non profit law firm, has provided legal services to DMHAS-eligible clients. We do not work for DMHAS. We represent our clients. We are funded by the DMHAS Legal Services Line Item ... [ more ]





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