Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice, Disability Justice, Health Justice

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Systemic racism and bias against people with disabilities drive fundamental injustices in the criminal legal system. NYLPI’s work includes efforts to reform police treatment of the Deaf community and people in mental health crisis; arrest and detention procedures for people with disabilities; medical care and discharge planning for people with mental illness; and physical accessibility of courthouses.

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