Join NCCJD as we delve into the stories that created statewide movements to pass legislation impacting people with disabilities in the criminal justice system as either suspects or victims of crime. Over the past two years, NCCJD has been compiling a database of such legislation in order to help criminal justice and disability professionals understand this issue from a national viewpoint and get an idea of what type of legislation is being passed and why. A brief overview of current findings will be discussed by NCCJD’s Program Manager.
We are plagued with stories about police corruption, poor tactics, excessive use of force and as such public outcry for change is louder than ever. As a result, many agencies have attempted quick fixes (e.g., increased accountability, de-escalation classes, cameras) that have not solved the problem. Additionally, there continues to be a debate about if officers should be warrior or guardians and these conversations tend to create division and foster extreme response options that perpetuate officer imbalance.
On Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will be hosting an informational webinar on the Adjudication and Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement. The purpose of this webinar is to share information about the solicitation with interested applicants.