Voices for Humanity Takes a Stand Against Mental Health Abuse With Justin Drach

Scientology Network's "Voices for Humanity" features human rights attorney Justin Drach

Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of attorney and mental health activist Justin Drach.

VOICES FOR HUMANITY airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.

In Florida, 22 people are forcibly committed every hour. It’s all part of a scheme taking advantage of the vagaries of the law that contributes to $165 million in fraudulent Medicaid billing in a single year. Fighting the widespread illegal practice of involuntary commitment is attorney Justin Drach. He crisscrosses the skies of Florida in his private plane, securing the release of people—some as young as six years old—held in mental health facilities against their will.

ABOUT JUSTIN DRACH

An Illinois native, Justin Drach spent 10 years as a Naval aviator, including a tour of duty in the Iraq War. After service, he earned his law degree and quickly established a prominent practice in Florida. His expertise—battling involuntary commitment carried out by the psychiatric industry under the state’s notorious Baker Act. Justin cut his teeth on a case involving the son of a close friend who had been illegally detained and who Justin got released. A strategic alliance with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has thrust Justin to the forefront of a movement fighting Baker Act violations. Through the specialized Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium and Summit, know by the acronym BADASS, Justin schools other attorneys in the art of securing freedom for Baker Act victims. And they eagerly listen and learn from Justin, whose success rate at beating Baker Act violations remains steady at 100 percent.     

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Categories: Psychiatry and Psychology

Tags: abuse, Baker Act, CCHR, Citizens Commission on Human Rights, fraud, Mental health, psychiatry, Voices for Humanity


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