Meeting the Needs of People with Disabilities
December 4, 2019 | Grantee Publications | Criminal Justice

People with disabilities are overrepresented in jail populations, but jails often overlook their needs, according to a report by Access Living. The report makes eight recommendations to begin addressing the gaps in services and accessibility, including increased advocacy, bringing a cross-disability lens to decisions and accommodations, training staff, and improving data transparency. Access Living, a grantee, emphasizes the need for systems change with meaningful alternatives to incarceration and police intervention for people in crisis who do not pose public safety concerns.

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