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Access Living

Chicago, Illinois
www.accessliving.org

Access Living was awarded $800,170 between 1992 and 2019, including 4 grants in Criminal Justice.

$350,000

2019 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Established in 1980, Access Living is committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully engaged and self-directed lives. It is a nationally recognized leader in the disability advocacy community that challenges stereotypes, protects civil rights, and champions social reform. By using a cross-disability approach that recognizes the intersectionality of all major disability types, Access Living's goal is to reframe how disability is defined in the justice system and for system stakeholders to apply this framework to provide better accommodations, policies, and procedures for this population instead of incarceration. This award enables Access Living to contribute its knowledge and expertise to advancing systems reform in the Safety and Justice Challenge by raising awareness of how jails interact with people with disabilities and create a forum to engage a cross-section of disability and system stakeholders to ensure appropriate treatment of this population throughout the justice system.

$190,170

2018 • 1 year, 5 months • Criminal Justice

Established in 1980, Access Living is committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully engaged and self-directed lives. It is a nationally recognized leader in the disability advocacy community that challenges stereotypes, protects civil rights, and champions social reform. This award enables Access Living to explore opportunities to: (1) contribute its knowledge and expertise to advancing systems reform in the Safety and Justice Challenge Network through a focus on people with disabilities involved in the justice system; and (2) raise awareness of the specific problems in how the Cook County Jail interacts with people with disabilities and identify potential solutions. In addition to producing a report on its findings and recommendations for improving the criminal justice system response, the outcomes include a proposal for additional support for a related public education and policy advocacy campaign.

$225,000

2006 • 1 year

In support of the arts and cultural components of the Living the Vision campaign to build a permanent home for the organization.

$35,000

1992 • 1 year

Technical assistance to Chicago-area community-based organizations.

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