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Law Enforcement - First Responder

ALEC: Autism and Law Enforcement Coalition
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, First responders, Training, Courts, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

ALEC provides Autism Spectrum Disorders training for police officers, firefighters, emergency and courtroom personnel.

ALEC: Autism Awareness Training for First Responders
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, First responders, Training, Courts, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

ALEC provides Autism Spectrum Disorders training for police officers, firefighters, emergency and courtroom personnel

Asperger Syndrome in the Criminal Justice System
Keywords: Interrogation, Justice system, Police/officers/law enforcement, Communication

The Asperger's Association of New England provides information about Asperger Syndrome victims, offenders and interview/interrogation techniques.

Fire Rescue Autism
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law Enforcement, first responders, autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

This webpage provides information about increasing Autism awareness in first responders training.

Investigator Training
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law enforcement, Interrogation, Legal, Forensic, Abuse

This training academy provides basic investigation certification for "investigations of allegations of abuse committed against persons with disabilities." "Curriculum includes information of victimization, interviewing and interrogation, criminal statutes, court preparation, medical examinations, hospital protocol, crime lab, report writing, computer crime, disability awareness, forensic interviewing, property laws and crimes against persons with disabilities."

Jail Diversion Program
Keywords: Jail, Incarceration

This webpage is for the Jail Diversion Program offered by Advocates, Inc.

Massachusetts Agencies Partner in Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law enforcement

Provides information about the Building Partnerships for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities initiative

Multidisciplinary Response to Crime Victims with Disabilities: State Level Replication Guide
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law enforcement

"This guide describes the Building Partnerships for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities Initiative (BPI), which uses a prosecution-based multidisciplinary team approach to address abuse committed against persons with disabilities. Developed in Massachusetts, BPI links law enforcement officials, prosecutors, adult protective and human services workers, self-advocates, and others in the team approach. It has revolutionized the way to recognize, report, investigate, and prosecute crimes against victims with disabilities and is founded on a simple principle: we must ensure equal and effective access to the criminal justice system for persons with disabilities. "

Taunton Crisis Intervention Team
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law enforcement

"Core members of the Taunton CCIT, with the assistance of others, provide three successive days of training on adult issues and two successive days related to youth issues for police officers, emergency department nurses, hospital security staff, mental health and developmental disability providers, court personnel, first responders and other community professionals"

Massachusetts State Laws Requiring Recorded Interrogation
Keywords: Police/Officers/Law enforcement, Legal, Interrogation

"In 2004, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts held in DiGiambattista v. Commonwealth that when unrecorded statements are offered into evidence, the jury must be instructed that the State’s highest court has expressed a preference that (custodial) interrogations be recorded whenever practicable."

To avoid these unfavorable jury instructions, many police departments throughout Massachusetts are working collaboratively with the Attorney General and District Attorneys to formulate a protocol on recording custodial interviews."

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Legal Professionals

Asperger Syndrome in the Criminal Justice System
Keywords: Interrogation, Justice system, Police/officers/law enforcement, Communication

The Asperger's Association of New England provides information about Asperger Syndrome victims, offenders and interview/interrogation techniques.

Developing Statutes for Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings: A Guide for Lawmakers
Keywords: Legal, Curriculum, Juvenile, Juvenile justice, Children

This document has been prepared to assist states that are considering developing or amending statutes pertaining to competence to stand trial1 in juvenile court delinquency proceedings."

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Victim Advocates

Awareness & Action
Keywords: Victims, Abuse, curriculum

"The Awareness and Action curriculum was developed by persons with disabilities in partnership with the Building Partnerships for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities Initiative (BPI). The curriculum, film and accompanying materials were created to educate persons with disabilities and others about the difficult subject matter of abuse committed against persons with disabilities"

For People Living with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Abuse, Victim advocates

This webpage by Jane Doe Inc. provides information about violence against people with disabilities.

Massachusetts Agencies Partner in Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Self advocates, Families, First responders

This brochure provides information about the Building Partnerships for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities initiative.

Victim Services for People with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Legal

This webpage provides information about victim services for people with disabilities and the rights that they are entitled to.

Victim Services for People with Disabilities Brochure
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Contacts, Courts

This brochure provides information about victim services for people with disabilities and the rights that they are entitled to.

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Disability Advocates

Asperger Syndrome in the Criminal Justice System
Keywords: Interrogation, Justice system, Police/officers/law enforcement, Communication

The Asperger's Association of New England provides information about Asperger Syndrome victims, offenders and interview/interrogation techniques.

Developmental Disabilities / Substance Abuse: A Blueprint for Community Solutions
Keywords: Disability advocates, Community

"How to Organize Your Community To Better Meet the Needs of People With Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse (DD/SA)"

Jail Diversion Program
Keywords: Jail, Incarceration

This webpage is for the Jail Diversion Program offered by Advocates, Inc.

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Self-Advocates

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