Webinar Recap: Transformative Justice in the Lives of Survivors with Disabilities
The Transformative Justice in the Lives of Survivors with Disabilities Webinar was held on November 18, 2021. This was the last session in a three-part webinar series in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, a national organization with expertise in addressing the disproportionate rates of abuse and violence against people with disabilities.
With high rates of victimization and incarceration, people with disabilities have an elevated likelihood of having contact with the criminal legal system. This contact can be deadly, with 50% of people killed by police in the United States having a disability.
This long history of being harmed by the state-sponsored justice system has led people with disabilities, and specifically people of color with disabilities, to seek alternative ways to heal and promote accountability. Transformative Justice (TJ) was created by and for people from marginalized communities to respond to violence when calling the police may not be a viable or safe option.
- Access the Webinar Recording
- Transformative Justice Webinar – Resources shared November 2021
- Transformative Justice PowerPoint Nov 18 2021 webinar
End Abuse of People with Disabilities
Southwest PA Says No More
Autism Connection of Pennsylvania
Black Girls Equity Alliance
City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
New Voices for Reproductive Justice
Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy
Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE)
Self Advocates United as 1
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine