The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) is a nonprofit legal organization that fights for liberation and equity through the lens of intersectional disability justice. Our work is informed by grassroots movements for systemic change and centers the concerns and goals of people with disabilities who are confronting barriers to access to programs and services and resisting oppressive legal systems in the United States.
Our legal expertise in the disability-rights frameworks of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act allows us to move the dial for intersectional disability justice across a variety of systems that are unaccustomed and resistant to the requirements of these laws and that deny the humanity, dignity, and agency of disabled people. We further our aims through a combination of public education, coalition and policy work, systemic-change litigation, direct legal services, and technical assistance to movement leaders and community-based partners, strengthening social movements and upholding human rights.
CREEC believes it can have the most impact by supporting disabled people who are experiencing discrimination and exclusion at the intersection of other systems of harm.
We focus on the following areas: