Attend a Webinar to Learn How Law Enforcement and Prosecutors can Apply the American with Disabilities Act

Join the Vera Institute of Justice and the National Disability Rights Network for the webinar “Applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to Arrests and Prosecutions,” on Thursday, September 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET.

Police and prosecutors routinely encounter people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. In turn, it is crucial to understand how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) interfaces with these types of encounters. This webinar will provide an overview of the ADA, describe how ADA applies to arrests and prosecution, and share suggestions that would benefit law enforcement and prosecutors in how to best implement solutions. During the webinar, participants will hear from Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities – a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Vera Institute of Justice, and partners in the fields of policing, mental illness, I/DD, crisis intervention, peer advocacy, emergency medicine, technology development, and prosecution.

Presenters will include:

  • David Boyer, Staff Attorney, National Disability Rights Network; and
  • Leah Pope, Senior Research Fellow, Policing Program, Vera Institute of Justice.

Register for the webinar today.

View this webinar in the TTA Catalog.