University Legal Services, Inc. Grantee Spotlight

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2020 - 2021 Award Amount: $25,000
  • 2019 - 2020 Award Amount: $25,000
  • 2018 - 2019 Award Amount: $25,000

Jane M. Brown
Executive Director
University Legal Services
220 I Street, NE Suite130
Washington, DC 20002

Tammy Seltzer
Director, DC Jail & Prison Advocacy Project
Office: 202-547-0198, ext.121
Office: 202-527-7033 (direct)



The University Legal Services’ Jail and Prison Advocacy Project (JPAP) promotes access to community-based health care and mental health care by District of Columbia residents with mental illness who are incarcerated in DC and in Federal Bureau of Prison facilities throughout the country.

JPAP provides transition services prior to and following release, which are critical to ensure individuals’ access to physical and mental health care and facilitates reestablishment of their community ties upon release. JPAP helps people reconnect with their former providers or identify new ones and advocates for more intensive mental health services if needed.