News, information, and commentary by The Center for HIV Law and Policy.
A group of national organizations convened by the Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) and led by CHLP and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys developed this set of pathways for how criminal justice professionals can incorporate public health principles into their response to COVID-19, and maintain these approaches going forward to improve community health and safety.
On Thursday, May 21, CHLP's Amir Sadeghi appeared in the webinar Examining Black Women's Health at the Intersection of HIV, IPV, and the Criminal Legal System. The webinar was hosted by the Missouri HIV Justice Coalition and Reproaction and featured a conversation with educators and advocates on the impact of HIV and HIV stigma on Black women's health and well-being.

On Tuesday, April 21, the Equality Federation hosted a Legislative Action Center webinar, RISE to the Challenge: Advocating for Responsible, Inclusive Sex Education. Jake Schneider and Amir Sadeghi represented CHLP, joining presenters from SHYAC member organizations SIECUS and Black & Pink.

On Wednesday, April 16, The Body hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” CHLP Executive Director Catherine Hanssens joined HIV advocates in speaking about our current moment, offering guidance on what to do next, and answering questions from the audience. The panel was moderated by The Body's Senior Editor Kenyon Farrow and Associate Editor Mathew Rodriguez. 


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The rapid spread of COVID-19 has quickly pushed New York City and many other cities in the United States to the precipice of an unsavory public health dilemma: how to allocate scarce resources when a pandemic has overwhelmed our existing health care infrastructure.


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