Peer Response: After String Of Police-Involved Deaths, NYC public advocate reenvisions city responses to mental health crises

September 25, 2019

New York’s Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams released a comprehensive report this morning, reenvisioning the city’s response to mental health crises to involve a peer response model. Following a shocking series of 911 calls about “emotionally distres …



Presenting To The National Disability Justice Community on Our Landmark Bodycam Decision

September 24, 2019

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, presented this weekend to a national audience about mental health and policing, at the Annual Rights Conference of the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA) in Hartford, …



Shortage of Sign Language Interpreters in City Courts Creates Delays

September 23, 2019

City Limits featured NYLPI Senior Attorney for Disability Justice Maureen Belluscio in an extensive story about access to the court system this morning. Experts and advocates point to a number of reasons behind the shortage in sign-language interpreter …



Medical Schools Must train students in recognizing implicit bias

September 20, 2019

NYLPI’s Senior Attorney for Disability Justice Christopher Schuyler gave testimony this week before New York City Council’s Committee On Hospitals, in support of Resolution 512, which is calling on New York State to mandate medical schools to train its …



NYLPI Supports Launch of New MTA-Focused “Build Trust” Campaign

September 9, 2019

NYLPI Senior Attorney for Disability Justice Christopher Schuyler was quoted by TransitCenter in support of its new “Build Trust” campaign focused on the MTA’s Capital Program, which was covered in the Daily News this morning. “A lack of accessibility …



New York City Housing Authority Properties Are Largely Inaccessible For People With Disabilities

September 5, 2019

NYLPI Advocate Suhali Méndez and Senior Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio gave testimony this week about accessibility in New York City Housing Authority properties, before New York City Council’s Committee on Public Housing and Committee on Mental Heal …



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