Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

All Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have community support and services to avoid unnecessary and inappropriate involvement in the criminal legal system. The Arc of Texas works with Texans with IDD, criminal legal system professionals, civil rights organizations, and communities throughout Texas to effect systemic changes to improve equitable access to justice.

Misunderstood & Mistreated: How Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Experience the Texas Criminal Legal System

Download our report created in partnership with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Priorities

What we're focused on for 2021