People with disabilities, just like everyone else, are involved at all levels in the justice system, whether as a party to a civil or criminal matter, a juror, witness, lawyer, judge, member of the public, or other role.
But no matter the role, people with disabilities experience a wide range of unique issues and disparities in the justice system. These include lack of physical accessibility, lack of appropriate accommodations, lack of understanding, and many forms of biases and discrimination.
We’re proud to share that Tuesday, June 1, 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom, the CIL, along with Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy and members of our community, will be tackling these issues in a town hall conversation with Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit. During the conversation, we’ll explore how the justice system can be more inclusive of people with disabilities and discuss new ideas to make the justice system better for everyone. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, including those related to youth with disabilities and the guardianship system.
We encourage you to join us, and to share this information with those around you.
Tuesday, June 1, 6:30-7:30 pm
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