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Law Enforcement & Disabilities

Disability Rights Montana does not accept any criminal cases, but call/email us to use our information and referral services. We can also provide training, click here to inquire about a free workshop.

Links to other Services

Montana’s Lawyer Referral Service: Data base where you can search for an attorney by practice and county. 

The ADA and Law EnforcementTo respond to questions that may arise, this document offers common sense suggestions to assist law enforcement agencies in complying with the ADA.

Communicating with People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement OfficersUnder the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people who are deaf or hard of hearing are entitled to the same services law enforcement provides to anyone else.

Police Response to People with Disabilities Video SeriesDesigned for use in roll-call training, this videotape addresses law enforcement situations involving people who have mobility disabilities, mental illnesses, mental retardation, epilepsy or seizure disorders, speech disabilities, deafness or hard of hearing, and blindness or low vision.

Assessing the Use of Law Enforcement by Youth Residential Service Providers By Disability Rights MaineOur Protection & Advocacy partner in Maine put together this material.

Law Enforcement & People with Developmental Disabilities Video SeriesPeople with developmental disabilities are coming into contact with the criminal justice system in increasing numbers both as victims and witnesses of crime, and as alleged and convicted perpetrators of crime.

Criminal Justice and the ADA Legal BriefingsDiscrimination within the nation’s criminal justice system is an issue of critical importance, addressed regularly on the news, in political campaigns, and within government and local communities.

Disability Awareness for First RespondersProviding training and webinars.

ADA Model Policy for Law Enforcement on Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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