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Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory (PAIMI) Council


Who We Are

The PAIMI Advisory Council is comprised of the following individuals all with a commitment to improving mental health services in Virginia:

  • At least one member who is a parent or guardian of a minor child who received or is receiving mental health services
  • Attorneys
  • Family members
  • Members of the public knowledgeable about mental illness
  • Mental health professionals
  • People who received or are receiving mental health services
  • Providers of mental health services

Continuing efforts shall be made to include members of racial and ethnic minorities who represent Virginia’s geographic diversity.

dLCV Podcast: All About the PAIMI Advisory Council

This week we were joined by PAIMI Advisory Council Chair, Tina Stelling.  Tina was so gracious to share with us all about what the PAIMI Advisory Council is, how it has impacted her life, and how YOU can become a member. Find out more below.


The PAIMI Advisory Council’s mission is to provide recommendations to the Board of disAbility Law Center of Virginia on policies and goals to be implemented to assure that individuals, covered by the PAIMI Act, are free from abuse, neglect, and related rights violations.

2024 Meeting Schedule

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 19, 2024: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Interested in becoming a PAIMI Advisory Council member?

This guidance document has a lot of information about the Council in it and might be able to answer most questions.

To apply to become a PAIMI Advisory Council member:

Questions? Call the disAbility Law Center of Virginia at 1-800-552-3962 or email