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Justice Department Issues Guidance Related to Criminal Justice Entities and Individuals with Mental Health or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals with mental health, intellectual, or developmental disabilities from discrimination within the criminal justice system. Last week, the Justice Department issued guidance  to facilitate criminal justice entities' compliance with the ADA during interactions with people with disabilities. The document sets forth the key regulatory provisions under the ADA and provides examples of how local law enforcement, corrections, and justice systems entities have facilitated compliance with these obligations, as well as recommendations for anticipating and preparing for disability-related needs.


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