CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
Nov. 19, 2021
The pandemic has made people with disabilities in restricted settings more vulnerable than ever. Our panel will discuss changes needed to address disparities and ensure that people with disabilities aren’t further disabled by institutional approaches. Join us for this special CLE Nov. 19.
The pandemic has highlighted the government’s various uses of incarceration, whether in the criminal, juvenile justice, or civil commitment systems, results in disproportionate inequities for people with disabilities, particularly if they are people of color. Within prisons and institutions, for example, individuals are often not able to practice social distancing, control their contact with others, or receive adequate healthcare. Justice-involved youth with disabilities have also experienced greater health risks and education loss during the pandemic.