GOAL: People with disabilities have the right to be considered competent and to conduct their own affairs, unless determined by a court of law to lack such capacity; protection of civil rights in commitment and release proceedings; and the right to humane treatment during confinement.
* Current priorities are highlighted.
Outcome A. Freedom from Abuse and Neglect:
People with disabilities are not abused or neglected during detention or denied lawful release.
Rights Violations Addressed:
Inhumane treatment during detention
Denial of rights during probation or parole
Denial of rights of pre-trial detainees
Delayed release after civil commitment
Outcome B. Accessible Communities
Judicial and detention facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.