Jay Chaudhary (JD 2009) is the director for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Prior to joining the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, he served as managing attorney and director of Medical Legal Partnerships for Indiana Legal Services. Chaudhary holds an undergraduate degree from Ball State University. During his time with Indiana Legal Services, Chaudhary developed a medical-legal partnership between Indiana Legal Services and Eskenazi Midtown Community Mental Health Center that began on a part-time basis and later turned it into a full-time, multi-lawyer program. For his dedication to this partnership, Chaudhary received the Innovation Award from ARC of Indiana. In 2015, the partnership between Indiana Legal Services and Eskenazi Midtown Community Mental Health Center received the Outstanding Medical Legal Partnership award from the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership. Chaudhary currently serves as a board member for the Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition and is the chair of the Indiana Behavioral Health Commission. In 2020, Chaudhary was a recipient of the Maurer School of Law’s Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

My Truth

Be very cautious about certainty of the rightness of your views. Most people in history have been wrong about almost everything given a long enough time horizon. Humility and a willingness to change course in response to new information is our only path forward.

Stories featuring Jay Chaudhary

Poverty is the result of poor policy choices. These choices reflect our national values and decide who deserves access to opportunity to achieve their dreams and who does not. This flawed mindset has led to persistent inequities and a hollowing of our shared humanity. Change is possible. The choice is ours.
Ascend FellowshipJanuary 21, 2022