Join us June 3: Accessible Public Safety Hybrid Conference


May 29, 2023 | by Amber Smock

Access Living friends and allies,

The Accessible Public Safety Conference

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Join us on Saturday, June 3 for the Accessible Public Safety Conference!  This hybrid FREE conference will provide a space for institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, and people with disabilities and their families who have been impacted by the criminal system. We will discuss issues related to experiences with law enforcement, correctional institutions, and the importance of disability-centered community-based support. Our community partner hosts are the Northwestern Pritzker Law Center for Racial and Disability Justice (CRDJ), and the Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC)

Quick RSVP link here.

We have a terrific lineup of speakers for this event. In addition to representation from Access Living, CRDJ, and LCLC, we will host a range of panel speakers who are impacted persons with disabilities, themselves. Join us to hear about their life experiences and listen to their insights on meaningful community supports.

Event Information

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Virtually AND In-Person
In-Person Location: 375 East Chicago Avenue at the Northwestern Pritzker Law School Center for Racial and Disability Justice

RSVP: Please state in the RSVP form whether you plan to attend virtually or in-person. If you plan to attend virtually, a link will be sent to you prior to the event.

Brief Overview of Conference Agenda

  • 8:30AM – 9:00AM CT: Breakfast, Check-in 
  • 9:00AM – 10:15AM CT: Session #1, Reimagining Public Safety – A Pathway Forward 
  • 10:30AM – 11:45AM CT: Session #2, Data Collection & Recidivism Reduction 
  • 12:00PM – 12:45PM CT: Lunch and Keynote
  • 1:00PM – 2:15pm CT: Session #3, Work Force Crisis, and Mobile Crisis Response 
  • 2:30PM – 3:45pm CT: Session #4, Alternatives to Institutionalization for Stabilization   
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm CT: Closeout, Evaluation

Please share this opportunity with fellow advocates interested in supporting people with disabilities impacted by the criminal system. The RSVP link again, is here. Again, this event is hybrid, so if you are not in Chicago, you will be welcome online. Let’s get the word out