Welcome Sam!

Our final extern welcome this summer is for Sam Becker!  Sam is a rising 3L at Stanford Law School, where they are Co-Leader of the Immigration Pro Bono Project; Co-President of the Stanford Advocates for Immigrants’ Rights; Advocacy Chair for the Disability and Mental Health Network; and a Public Interest Fellow. Sam will be joining CREEC to…

People with Mobility Disabilities File Class Action Lawsuit against City of Baltimore

City’s curb ramps and sidewalks do not meet federal accessibility requirements. Three wheelchair users and the IMAGE Center of Maryland have filed a class action lawsuit alleging widespread and ongoing violations of federal accessibility requirements by the City of Baltimore…

Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Regarding Inmate Access to Videophones

In October 2020, Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) filed an emergency motion asking the Court to order the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) to immediately install videophones for two Deaf Plaintiffs incarcerated in…

Plaintiff With Opioid Use Disorder Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Salvation Army

Complaint Alleges Disability Discrimination in Violation of Multiple Federal Laws Justice Catalyst Law, Inc. (JCL) and the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) have filed a sweeping federal lawsuit challenging the Salvation Army’s discriminatory and outdated policy and practice…

Congratulations Elizabeth Jordan, Recipient of 2021 Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award!

We are proud to announce that Elizabeth Jordan, Director of the Immigration Detention Accountability Project at CREEC, is the 2021 recipient of the Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award. The memorial award is granted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in recognition of outstanding…

CREEC Files Suit Against Colorado Department of Corrections on Behalf of Blind Prisoners

CDOC’s failure to accommodate compromises safety and privacy of blind people and excludes them from most programming. Incarcerated people are one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States. Blind incarcerated people are even more at risk when prisons…