People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are an often overlooked population in the criminal justice system because of a lack of identification and understanding and service gaps that prevent providers’ abilities to address their needs. At the same time, they are also often victimized by people without I/DD, which can sometimes lead to sustained involvement with the criminal justice system.
People living with mental illnesses (MI) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police, which can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. Now, through Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities, law enforcement agencies can request help to respond safely and effectively to incidents involving persons with MI and I/DD.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide a review of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) solicitation "Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Initiative to Improve Police-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" for potential applicants.
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 22, 2017. All applicants should register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.