People with disabilities have rights. Rights are a form of protection. They help people be treated fairly. People with disabilities have rights in the criminal justice system. This includes the right to equal access and the right to effective communication. This webinar helps people with I/DD understand and advocate for their rights in the criminal justice system. Our presenters cover the barriers within the justice system, explain two key rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and help identify available resources.
You can see the slides from this webinar here.
- Reginald Thomas, The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability
- Dori Tempio, ABLE South Carolina
- Ariel Simms, The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability
For further questions, please email NCCJDinfo@thearc.org.