Megan Crowe-Rothstein is the Director of Social Work at the Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project. Her role there includes individual client advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration on civil legal issues for low income/poor adults who are living with mental illness. She has coordinated research on mental health discharge planning, along with workshops on benefits, community resources, and advocacy skills for people with mental illnesses. Ms. Crowe-Rothstein works with her team towards a more inclusive and equitable society for people with mental illness who experience homelessness, poverty and/or incarceration.
Ms. Crowe-Rothstein is a member of the NYC Jails Action Coalition, the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, and Mental Health Alternatives to Isolated Confinement. These coalitions aim to stop solitary confinement in New York jails and prisons, and to address the racism and inhumanity of the criminal injustice system by tackling issues of brutality, inadequate services, and lack of transparency. Ms. Crowe-Rothstein also serves on the steering committee of the New York State Prisoner Justice Network.
Ms. Crowe-Rothstein previously served as a social worker in the Criminal Defense Practice at Bronx Defenders. She also worked in Monterrey, Mexico with the Open Society Justice Initiative, focusing on program development and capacity building. She earned her MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.