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BBI’s Jonathan Martinis quoted in Time article “How Britney Spears’ Case Could Change the Future of Conservatorship”

BBI’s Jonathan Martinis quoted in Time article “How Britney Spears’ Case Could Change the Future of Conservatorship”

“Every time we shine a little bit of light, things get easier for everyone after that. Britney’s not just shining a light, she’s a huge spotlight,” says Martinis. “So maybe just maybe the conversation changes a little bit and the culture changes a little bit. And we say before guardianship, what else can we do?” “It’s a cultural failure,” says Jonathan Martinis, senior director for law and policy at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and a leading expert on alternatives to conservatorship.

Read full article “How Britney Spears’ Case Could Change the Future of Conservatorship”

 #FreeBritney Today a national group of Disability Justice and Supported Decision-Making Advocates, including the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, released a statement on Britney Spears. Britney Spears’ testimony about her experience under conservatorship shined a spotlight on the problems of guardianship systems and their damaging impact on people’s lives. Ms. Spears is not alone in her experience.  We have fought for years for less-restrictive options that allow people to maintain their rights, dignity, and independence.

Read the statement: www.supporteddecisionmaking.org/node/489

Read the Times article ” How Britney Spears’ Case Could Change the Future of Conservatorship”

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