Michele Mudgett

Director of the California Office of Patients’ Rights (COPR)
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Michele Mudgett is the Director of the California Office of Patients’ Rights Advocacy. She is responsible for the five state hospital advocacy programs. She gives statewide mental health trainings for Patients’ Rights Advocates.

The training is about advocacy basics and new laws. She oversees county advocacy program reviews.

Michele has 28 years of experience in the mental health field as both an advocate and a provider. She has been on regulatory, legislation, and policy committees. Michele give training on changes in the law and how to apply them.

She is experienced with people who live in forensic facilities. She also knows about the history of the Departments of Mental Health and State Hospitals and about changes in mental health services and philosophy.