Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc
Sabbatical, 2000

James Preis is the Executive Director of Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc., an organization that assists both children and adults, with an emphasis on obtaining government benefits and services, protecting rights and fighting discrimination. The organization provides training and technical assistance to attorneys, mental health professionals, consumer and family member groups and other advocates. In addition, MHAS participates in impact litigation in an effort to improve the lives of people with mental and developmental disabilities, and has recently expanded its work in the juvenile dependency court. Preis has served as executive director since 1979.

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