Mr. Bernard St-Jacques was a community organizer for the Réseau d’aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal (RAPSIM) for more than a decade before becoming director of the Clinique Droits Devant. He completed à Master’s degree in political science.
Ms. Isabelle Raffestin, coordinator of the Clinique, completed a Master’s degree in social work and has worked in homelessness and substance abuse community organizations for 15 years. She participated in founding the Opération Droits Devant within the RAPSIM and the Clinique Droits Devant.
The Clinique’s team is composed of energetic and competent community workers. They have knowledge on homelessness and on the different challenges people can live through. They have also developed a great understanding of the legal field and of penal and criminal procedures.They combine expertise in social intervention and legal accompaniment, two fields that rarely interact with one another.
Moreover, many volunteers and interns complete this wonderful team.