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Law Enforcement - First Responder

Crisis Intervention Specialist Police School
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Crisis intervention teams (CITs), First responders

For Crisis Intervention Team information in Montgomery County, MD, please contact Scott Davis. 240-773-5057

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Disability advocates, Training

This webpage by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections contains training resources and multimedia about victims rights, response training materials and other law enforcement and criminal justice related resources. Resources include Autism Awareness lesson plans and downloads.

Maryland State Laws Requiring Recorded Interrogation
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Interrogation, Legal

"A law enforcement unit that regularly utilizes one or more interrogation rooms capable of creating audiovisual recordings of custodial interrogations shall make reasonable efforts to create an audiovisual recording of a custodial interrogation of a criminal suspect in connection with a case involving murder, rape, sexual offense in the first degree or sexual offense in the second degree, whenever possible".

Persons with Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System: What Families, Providers, and Law Enforcement Should Know
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, Interrogation, Legal

This is a detailed guide for families, providers and law enforcement officers about people with intellectual disabilities and the criminal justice process.

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Legal Professionals

Information for Advocates, Attorneys and Judges
Keywords: Legal, Attorneys/lawyers, Courts, Justice system, Judges

The Autism Society created this document for understanding the communication, social and behavioral characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum will assist in representation and advocacy

Special Education and the Rights of Students Involved in the Juvenile Justice System in Maryland
Keywords: Legal, Juvenile justice, Juveniles, Justice system, Legal, Children

This is a PowerPoint by the Maryland Disability Law Center that presents information regarding students with disabilities and their involvement with the justice system

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Victim Advocates

Maryland Disability Law Center
Keywords: Legal, Attorneys/lawyers, Courts, Justice system, Judges, Disability advocates,

"Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC), a non-profit legal advocacy organization, is Maryland’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency, mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. We provide free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury)".

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Disability Advocates

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Keywords: Disability advocates, Police/officers/law enforcement, Disability advocates, Video, Training

This webpage by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections contains training resources and multimedia about victims rights, response training materials and other law enforcement and criminal justice related resources. Resources include Autism Awareness lesson plans and downloads.

Maryland Disability Law Center
Keywords: Legal, Attorneys/lawyers, Courts, Justice system, Judges, Disability advocates

"Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC), a non-profit legal advocacy organization, is Maryland’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency, mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. We provide free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury)"

Persons with Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System: What Families, Providers, and Law Enforcement Should Know
Keywords: Self advocates, Families/family members, Police officers/law enforcement, Justice system, Legal

This is a detailed guide for families, providers and law enforcement officers about people with intellectual disabilities and the criminal justice process.

The Arc of Maryland
Keywords: Disability advocates, The Arc

"The Arc Maryland is the largest and strongest statewide advocacy organization advocating on behalf of and with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Maryland".

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Self-Advocates

Maryland Disability Law Center
Keywords: Legal, attorneys/lawyers, courts, Justice system, Judges, Disability advocates

"Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC), a non-profit legal advocacy organization, is Maryland’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency, mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. We provide free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless."

Persons with Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System: What Families, Providers, and Law Enforcement Should Know
Keywords: Self advocates, Families/family members, Police officers/law enforcement, Justice system, Legal

This is a detailed guide for families, providers and law enforcement officers about people with intellectual disabilities and the criminal justice process

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