The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands is seeking new members and candidates for its Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory Council to fill three open positions. Candidates will serve a three-year term. The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council is comprised of seven members. Interested candidates can request a DRCVI PAIMI Advisory Council information packet, which includes information about the council and the selection process.
The PAIMI Advisory Council is charged with providing protection and advocacy information about issues related to individuals with mental illness. As required under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Act, 42 U.S.C. 10801 et seq., the purpose of the
council is to advise DRCVI staff and the board of directors on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of individuals with mental illness in the Virgin Islands.