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Disability & the Criminal Legal System

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
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Panel Discussion
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In the United States, disabled individuals are over-represented as both victims of crime and as those accused of crimes compared with their non-disabled counterparts. This overrepresentation is even higher for those with disabilities and other marginalized identities. As a result, it is critical that all professionals working in the criminal legal system create accessible and welcoming environments for persons with disabilities.

Join Strengthening the Sixth team and RespectAbility for an engaging webinar that will include a discussion of the basics of disability etiquette, language, and inclusion, as well as lay a strong foundation for how legal professionals can better serve individuals with disabilities who are involved with the criminal legal process as victims, witnesses, and defendants.

Webinar Facilitators:

Ariel Simms (they/she), President and Chief Executive Officer, RespectAbility

Graciano Petersen (he/him), Senior Director of Talent, Culture, and Training, RespectAbility

Accessibility: The sponsors strive to host inclusive and accessible events. Please let them know on your registration form what assistance we can provide to ensure you can fully engage with the program. They will be providing ASL interpreter and live CART services for this program. If you have other accessibility inquiries, please email Bonnie Hoffman at