Policing People with Disabilities: The Intersection of Race, Disability, and Policing
January 19, 2017 1-3 pm EST
Lorrell Kilpatrick, Everybody Counts, Inc.
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum
Ronald Hampton, National Police Accountability Project
David Perry, Disability Rights Journalist and History Professor at Dominican University
Join the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) for our next webinar as we delve into the topic of policing people with disabilities, with a focus on people of color and women with disabilities. This webinar will be the first in our 2017 Policing People with Disabilities series that educates law enforcement, other criminal justice professionals, people with disabilities, family members, and disability advocates about the various intersections that play into discrimination and violence toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) within the criminal justice system and how we can address the issue by examining innovative programs and potential solutions from around the country.
Topics addressed include intersections that increase implicit bias and discrimination toward people with disabilities, how the media portrays stories of police misconduct, an overview of police misconduct toward people with disabilities and people of color with disabilities, and how the criminal justice system can be held accountable. Webinar speakers are also authors of NCCJD’s upcoming white paper to be released Fall 2017 titled, Policing People with Disabilities: Identifying Challenges and Creating Solutions within the Criminal Justice System. Register for the webinar here.