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Criminal Justice

scales of justicePeople with disabilities are disproportionately entangled with the criminal justice system. The number of youth with disabilities in what has come to be called ‘the school to prison pipeline’ has grown with the advent of zero-tolerance policies. Access to accommodations is an imperative component of making sure justice is accessible to everyone. Even when convicted, people with disabilities may experience abuse, discrimination, treatment refusal or other neglect in correctional or psychiatric facilities.

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