2014: Disability Justice is Launched
Disability Justice is an online resource for legal professionals, continuing legal education courses, law schools, students and others dedicated to protecting the rights of people with developmental disabilities.
The Disability Justice Resource Center has been created to help members of the legal community better understand the unique and complex issues related to justice for people with disabilities, particularly people with developmental disabilities. It also is designed to help the legal community identify and eliminate biases against people with disabilities.
This online resource is divided into several sections:
- Justice Denied
- Basic Legal Rights
- Working with People with Developmental Disabilities in the Justice System
- Disability Justice Center Faculty
- The Video Index covers a range of topics from an historical perspective, to continuing issues regarding segregation and discrimination, to discussions about courtroom access and accommodations. The themes of equal justice, and human and legal rights are interwoven throughout, and reflect the personal experiences of self advocates as well as members of the legal profession.