The Police Foundation is joining with The Arc, a national community-based organization advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in an exciting partnership to support the development of a new National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD). The NCCJD will meet a glaring need to provide support for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system either as victims, witnesses, suspects, or offenders.
The Center will also provide justice professionals with information, evaluation, technical assistance, and training to build the capacity of the system to meet the needs of this vulnerable population. The Police Foundation looks forward to working with The Arc over the next two years to build a stronger evidence base for best practices in the provision of services to this community by law enforcement.
Everyone interested in this new endeavor is urged to register for the NCCJD's first webinar on January 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM EST. Law enforcement and other first responders, legal professionals, forensic interviewers, victim advocates, disability advocates and other allied professionals are encouraged to take part in this free session. Register now.
Any questions can be directed to Kathryn Walker.