Missouri: Project to Disrupt ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’ Gets a Boost

“Missouri students of color with disabilities face harsher school disciplinary practices than their white peers, which can lead them into the juvenile justice system. Disrupting this path is the goal of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association’s SToPP Project, with a $275,000 grant from the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council.” Miranda Fredrick, communications coordinator for the council explained, “When […]

New Federal Investigation Targets Treatment of Institutionalized People With Disabilities

“The federal government has launched a civil rights investigation into the West Virginia Department of Human Resources’ treatment of persons with disabilities who are in the state agency’s care.” This reporting from West Virginia Public Broadcasting discusses examples of what CripJustice would regard as “medical incarceration” occurring due to a lack of “appropriate placements” for […]