Every year people with HIV are the subject of felony criminal charges ranging from aggravated assault to intentional HIV transmission following police encounters in which defendants are accused of spitting at or biting police or corrections officers.
The Legal Toolkit was created primarily as a go-to resource for lawyers representing people living with HIV who are facing criminal prosecution based on HIV status. However, other advocates are likely to find the Legal Toolkit useful.
A basic checklist to guide legal advocates representing an HIV-positive client in a criminal HIV exposure case.
The Positive Justice Project (PJP) drafted this proposal for a resolution by PACHA that would identify key problems with criminal law approaches to HIV prevention, and principles that should guide any laws or prosecutions that target people with HIV or other STIs going forward.
Released by the Positive Justice Project (PJP) in July 2012, this is the first national consensus statement on HIV criminalization. This Positive Justice Project (PJP) statement, endorsed by hundreds of organizations and individuals affected by HIV across the count
The following chart compares the sentencing schemes for representative HIV exposure, non-disclosure, and/or transmission laws in the United States with laws punishing drinking and driving, reckless endangerment of others, and vehicular homicide.
This talking points sheet provided relevant information about Maryland House Bill 622, which was proposed in spring 2012 and sought to increase the existing Maryland HIV Criminalization statute from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Teen SENSE Model Policy: Sexual Health Literacy for Youth in State Custody, designed for use by agencies and jurisdictions that provide services for youth in out-of-home care, outlines the programming and resources necessary to increase young people's sexual he
This slide presentation, presented on January 17, 2012 during the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Director's (NASTAD'S) Decriminalization Technical Assistance Webinar, summarizes the current use of criminal and civil commitment laws against people living with HIV in the Unites St
Teen SENSE Model Standards: Focusing on the Needs of Youth in State Custody is designed to ensure that all staff of foster care, detention, and other government-operated and -regulated youth facilities are equipped to understand and protect the health and well-being of all youth, re
Teen SENSE Model Standards: Sexual Health Care for Youth in State Custody reflects the minimum requirements that facilities should meet in order to appropriately address the sexual health care needs of youth in the state's care.
Teen SENSE Model Standards: Sexual Health Literacy for Youth in State Custody reflects the minimum requirements that facilities should meet in order to appropriately address the sexual health literacy needs of youth in the state's care.