Leigh Ann Davis

Leigh Ann Davis is Director of Criminal justice Initiatives and oversees The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability. With 20 years experience in the I/DD and criminal justice fields, Ms. Davis has worked with both disability and criminal justice professionals as well as self-advocates to build stronger lines of communication and understanding between the two worlds. She has authored numerous publications, including curricula, scholarly articles, fact sheets and brochures on a broad array of topics (including victims, offenders/suspects, death penalty, victims with FASD). She also presents at state, national, and international conferences to enlighten others about unique issues facing people with I/DD in the criminal justice system. Ms. Davis serves as The Arc’s subject matter expert related to criminal justice issues and as a consultant for other agencies, such as The Office for Victims of Crime and Vera Institute of Justice.


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