Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Resources for Representation of Individuals with Disabilities.

Various resources are available for attorneys representing clients with disabilities from both Disability Rights New York (DRNY) and the Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability. They include:
• communication strategies and strategies for clients and witnesses;
• advocacy in securing services from state agencies and providers;
• referrals for evaluators and experts;
• amicus curiae briefs for systemic issues directly impacting people with disabilities; and
• webinars on subjects such as competency of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the criminal justice system.
In addition, for persons with disabilities who need accommodations to assure accessibility to the courts, the New York State Unified Court System's Accessibility page offers information about making accommodation requests and a list of Americans with Disabilities Act liaisons for each county.

For more information, click on the links above.