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March 6, 2024

People with Disabilities Over-represented in Justice System

Public News Service – Nationwide, people with disabilities are overrepresented both as victims of crime and those who are accused of crimes, and advocates believe the justice system could do much more to improve accessibility.

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The system is not always fair to people with autism, cognitive disabilities and learning disorders, and visual and hearing disabilities.

Ariel Simms, president and CEO of the nonprofit group RespectAbility, said there are ways to better ensure disabled individuals are treated fairly, such as expanding access to hearing and visual aids or American Sign Language interpreters.

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