National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy


Jacki McKinney, M.S.W., is a survivor of trauma, addiction, homelessness and the psychiatric and criminal justice systems. She is a family advocate specializing in issues affecting African-American women and their children and is a founding member of the National People of Color Consumer/Survivor Network. Ms. McKinney has been a consultant and advisor to the Center for Mental Health Services and is well known for her moving presentations to national audiences on issues such as seclusion/restraint, intergenerational family support and minority issues in public mental health. The National Mental Health Association has honored Jacki McKinney with the Clifford Beers award for her work on behalf of people with mental disabilities.