The White House Forum on Criminal Justice Reform and Disability

July 20, 2016

The White House and the Center for American Progress hosted a forum on criminal justice reform and people with disabilities. The conversation included experts in criminal justice reform, disability rights advocates, policymakers, and individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system.

During the forum The Center for American Program released 'Disabled Behind Bars'. This report highlights steps policymakers can take to combat inappropriate and unjust incarceration and criminalization of people with disabilities, as well as steps to ensure appropriate and humane treatment of people with disabilities throughout the justice system, from police practices to courts, conditions in jails and prisons, and reentry.