Why mental health and the law matters
from UW Medicine
As a medical student, Jennifer Piel did a rotation at a juvenile detention center and her passion for law and medicine came together. She witnessed the barriers getting young vulnerable people treatment and resources. Today, Dr. Piel is a forensic psychiatrist on a mission to provide psychiatric help for people involved in the justice system – both those facing criminal and civil entanglements – and those working with them. She and a small team at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are launching the Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law.
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