INARF is pleased to have Melissa Keyes, Legal Director of Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS), scheduled to speak during the General Session of Thursday’s Quarterly Professional Interest Section Meeting. During her presentation, Keyes will provide an overview of IPAS and an update on their recent activities, including changes to their investigation process and their recently filed lawsuits. She will also provide information about IPAS resources available to providers and individuals served.
Keyes oversees five attorneys and thirteen advocates at IPAS. She and her staff have already been very busy this year, working in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana to reach a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Correction in order to improve treatment of individuals who are incarcerated who have serious mental illnesses.
IPAS has also partnered with the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana to file two lawsuits alleging disability discrimination in two local housing settings. To read more about these lawsuits, click here.
For more information about IPAS and their resources and services, visit their website.