Michelle Parris

The Project

Michelle provided holistic civil representation to people with psychiatric disabilities who have been affected by the criminal justice system. As a result of incarceration, individuals with mental illnesses often find themselves without a place to live, with their public benefits terminated, and with no way to access appropriate treatment. The goal of Michelle’s work was to further the work of The Bronx Defenders to stop the revolving door of the criminal justice system by addressing the civil legal needs of this vulnerable population.

The Inspiration