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We are reaching out to invite you to the 2023 Access Living
Accessible Public Safety Conference hosted in partnership with the Lawndale
Christian Legal Center
and Northwestern Pritzker Law Center for Racial and Disability Justice
Attached you will find a one pager that provides an overview of the event
as well as a flyer that provides a QR code to RSVP. *The conference is
scheduled to take place, in-person and virtually, on Saturday, June
3rd from 8:30am – 4:30PM CDT. *
If you are interested in attending the Accessible Public Safety Conference
on Saturday, June 3rd, please register by clicking the link here:
Given the growing conversation regarding the issue of public safety here in
Chicago and across the nation, we believe a very important demographic is
being left out of the conversation, and to truly reduce recidivism,
violence, and financial costs to local communities and governments- a more
targeted approach is necessary.
Hence, Accessible Public Safety
is the delivery of a robust and clearly cohesive set of
disability-centered community support services that help prevent people
with disabilities from encountering the American criminal justice
system, and better supports them in sustaining progress in the community.
43% of people with disabilities are arrested at least once by age 28, and
there are certainly racial disparities involved. For example, African
Americans with disabilities experience a 53% chance of being arrested by
the same age. As a result, it’s clear many people with disabilities require
disability-centered community support.
If you have any questions about the event, you may reach out to Chris Huff,
Diversion and Reentry Policy Analyst at Access Living, at
email@example.com or by phone at 312-640-2131.
Access Living, Lawndale Christian Legal Center, & Northwestern's Center for
Racial and Disability Justice