Upcoming Webinar: “Diverting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the Criminal Justice System”
Join The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance for their webinar “Diverting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the Criminal Justice System” on October 29, 2020 at 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will discuss reasons people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can be overlooked in the criminal justice system and ways to effectively divert them from the system. Presenters will also focus on people who have co-occurring I/DD, substance use disorders, and mental illnesses. Participants will learn about training and technical assistance opportunities from The Arc, a national community-based organization advocating for and with people with I/DD, as well as key resources on diversion best practices.