Legal Advocacy

The Arc is actively involved in legal advocacy work, including, among other things, participating as counsel in disability rights litigation, drafting and signing on to amicus briefs, and criminal justice reform through our National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability. If you are interested in collaborating with The Arc on a case, requesting that The Arc participate in an amicus brief, or making The Arc aware of a case involving or impacting the rights of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that has national implications, please contact Director of Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel, Shira Wakschlag at

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