Legal

Disability Rights Center  provides assistance regarding issue of rights information and advocacy services regarding education, housing, employment and post secondary higher education, abuse and neglect issues, access to community services, etc.

Arkansas Advocates for Children

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

NOLO.com – This site has do it yourself legal help that can assist you in writing your will, forming an LLC, creating a living trust, incorporating a business, filing a provisional patient application as well as many other things. For more information visit: http://www.nolo.com/

Beyond Punishment: Helping Individuals with Mental Illness in Maryland’s Criminal Justice System –   Although this book provides information and critical resources on how to help when an individual with mental illness becomes involved with the criminal justice system in Maryland much of the information is useful for persons living in Arkansas. The book has a focus on the mental health and criminal justice systems of Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Beyond Punishment addresses helping an individual in jail awaiting trial, in prison serving a sentence or on probation or parole. It also discusses ways to help prevent a mental health crisis from leading to an arrest and subsequent involvement in the criminal justice system, as well as how to get mental health crisis services. Beyond Punishment: Helping Individuals with Mental Illness in Maryland’s Criminal Justice System now can be purchased for $19.95 as a trade paperback on Amazon.com.  Click here to purchase Beyond Punishment on Amazon.com If you looking for specific information and do not want to buy the entire booklet please click here to access topic specific fact sheets.