Jacki McKinney is a consumer advocate who serves as a consultant to numerous nationally based social policy, research groups and federal agencies. She is the Director and Co-founder of the People of Colour Consumer Survivor Network. Much of her work focuses on the intergenerational legacy of mental health issues, co-occuring disorders, trauma, violence and contact with the justice system on families of persons with histories of sexual and physical abuse. She also works to promote understanding of the impact of race, stigma and discrimination on persons of color, women and gender-specific services. Ms. McKinney currently works with National Gains Center for People with Co-occuring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System, and serves on the mental health and law enforcement advisory boards of the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project.