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Discussion on Disability and Criminal Justice
September 8, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am EDT
The Disability Rights Washington (DRWA) will lead a discussion based on the release of the second AVID Prison Project report Thursday, September 8, 2016. Its report titled “Make Hard Time Harder” was released in early June and was highlighted at a White House event on disability and criminal justice.
Mark Stroh the Executive Director of DRWA will bring a delegation of DRWA, AVID prison project staff and Disability Rights Iowa, Disability Rights Tennessee and Disability Rights Vermont staff who work on this important issue to Washington, DC for the release of new report, Locked Up and Locked Down.
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Place: NDRN Offices – Large Conference Room – Washington, DC
Link to first report: http://www.avidprisonproject.org/
Link to NDRN press release: http://www.ndrn.org/en/media/releases/596-press-release-avid-report.html
About the AVID Prison Project
AVID is a prison advocacy initiative that focuses on the needs of current and former prisoners with disabilities. The project was developed by Disability Rights Washington and is a collaboration between the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and Protection and Advocacy agencies (P&As) in Arizona, Colorado, New York, South Carolina, and Washington, with communication assistance from the P&As in Louisiana and Texas.
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.