Mental Health

The Mental Health Advocacy Clinic will be taking on a special project during each academic year. We will represent clients with mental disability who have been ostracized and deprived of their fundamental rights. On their behalf we will be seeking from the Cameroon of Justice  system some form of  redress. The work will be done in cooperation with several experienced attorneys.

 The Project goals are :

  • To improve the quality and quantity of community mental health services for persons with serious mental illnesses.
  • To improve the quality of care provided in state mental hospitals.
  • To insure that persons confined in state hospitals are treated in the least restrictive environment.
  • To create a coordinated system of care for persons with mental illness in Illinois.
  • To reduce the number of persons with mental illness in the criminal justice system.
  • To improve the treatment provided to persons with mental illness in prisons and jails

ABOUT US

The Centre for Public Interest Law-Cameroon (CPIL) is an independent, not-for-profit, organization that strive for justice and fairness especially for the poor and marginalised in society by working to improve democratic governance, rule of law and ensuring accountability of public and private actors through advocacy, litigation, social mobilisation and research. It was Incorporated in January 2015 under the Cameroonian Law No 90/053 of 19 December 1990, Law No 99/014 of 22 December 1990 and Decree No 2001/150/PM of 13 May 2001, of the Ministry of free legal services, improved Territorial Administration and Decentralization