West Resendes

  • West Resendes is a Skadden Fellow in the ACLU's Disability Rights Program, where he is primarily working on efforts to divest from law enforcement in schools and reinvest in school-based mental health staff. His national work uses integrated advocacy and disability rights framing to highlight and address how police disproportionately target students with disabilities and students of color. West is also engaged in ongoing litigation to reform the statewide carceral and parole systems in Georgia for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. West is the first culturally Deaf attorney to work at the ACLU since its co-founder, Helen Keller.

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