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Nina Loewenstein

Disability Rights New York
Supervising Attorney
Albany, NY, USA


Nina Loewenstein is a Supervising Attorney in Disability Rights New York’s Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness program.    From 2001 to June 2013, she was a staff attorney at Disability Advocates, Inc., (DAI) which conducted protection and advocacy (P&A) work in a regional capacity.   In June 2013, DAI was designated New York’s P&A system, assumed the name Disability Rights New York, and has expanded to undertake P&A work statewide.  Nina was DAI’s primary attorney on the lawsuit DAI v. NYS Office of Mental Health et al., which challenged inadequate mental health treatment in New York state prisons and SHU conditions for prisoners with serious mental illness. Brought together with Prisoners’ Legal Service of New York, Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project, and Davis, Polk & Wardwell, this case resulted in a statewide settlement, many of whose terms are now codified in New York’s SHU Exclusion Law.  Nina is a graduate of New York University School of Law and holds a Master's of Public Health from Boston University.
Nina Loewenstein is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Protection & Advocacy Systems Advocacy: Enforcing the Rights of Prisoners with Mental Illness - Prison Law 2017, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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