Justice System

Reform For All

People with disabilities too often find an absence of justice in a system that ignores their needs. NDRN believes every American has the right to access our nation's justice system. NDRN and the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Network work to improve conditions in correctional institutions and during the re-entry process that address disability-related issues.

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    New Report Provides Strategies to Combat Mis-Incarceration of Children with Disabilities

    October 21, 2019

    The findings in "Probation Referral: Model for Diversion of Children and Youth with Disabilities from the Juvenile Justice System" are based upon the cases of scores of children with disabilities represented by the nationwide Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System.

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    Storm on the Horizon: Status of School Safety

    March 28, 2019

    Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, a number of policy changes to address school safety have been proposed at the local, state, and federal level.Staff at the National Disability Rights Network have been examining those proposals to determine their…

  • Education

    New Report Finds Children with Disabilities Abused, Denied Treatment and Education

    June 10, 2015

    Children with disabilities are disproportionately placed in the juvenile justice system, receive inadequate treatment and are denied educational opportunities, the National Disability Rights Network asserted in a report released today.“More than 65 percent of youth in the justice system meet the criteria for a disability, a rate that is…