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Law Enforcement - First Responder

Do No Harm: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Training for NJ First Responders
Keywords: Training, First responders, Police officers/law enforcement

This is a non-credit web based training course that helps first responders learn more about individuals with developmental disabilities.

New Jersey State Laws Requiring Recorded Interrogation
Keywords: Legal, Interrogation, Police officers/law enforcement

State evidence rule requires that all custodial interrogations conducted in a place of detention be electronically recorded in certain felony investigations, from the Miranda warnings to the end. Non-compliance yields a jury instruction at defendant’s request.

People with Developmental Disabilities & the Justice System
Keywords: Legal, Justice System, Suspect/offenders, Attorneys/lawyers

This PowerPoint by The Arc of New Jersey contains information covering many aspects of the criminal justice system and people with disabilities, including communication difficulties, victims and defendants, suspects and offenders, attorneys, personalized justice plans, sexual offenders and tips.

Suspects with Developmental Disabilities & the Criminal Justice System
Keywords: Suspect/offenders, Justice system

Created by The Arc of New Jersey, this is a PowerPoint presentation on suspects with disabilities, discusses the disadvantages they may face and tips for effective communication.

You may be Working with an Individual with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability if…
Keywords: Legal, Attorneys/Lawyers, Communication, First responders

In this document, The Arc of New Jersey provides information for "professionals working in the criminal justice system about individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities."

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Legal Professionals

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Become Involved in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide For Attorneys
Keywords: Identification; Intellectual Disability; Developmental Disability; Attorney  

This guide is designed to assist attorneys in understanding the possible presence of an intellectual and/or developmental disability in someone involved in the criminal justice system. 

Suspects with Developmental Disabilities & the Criminal Justice System
Keywords: Suspect/offenders, Justice system

Created by The Arc of New Jersey, this is a PowerPoint presentation on suspects with disabilities, discusses the disadvantages they may face and tips for effective communication

You may be Working with an Individual with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability if…
Keywords: Legal, Attorneys/Lawyers, Communication, First responders

In this document, The Arc of New Jersey provides information for "professionals working in the criminal justice system about individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities."

People with Developmental Disabilities & the Justice System
Keywords: Legal, Justice System, Suspect/offenders, Attorneys/lawyers

This PowerPoint by The Arc of New Jersey contains information covering many aspects of the criminal justice system and people with disabilities, including communication difficulties, victims and defendants, suspects and offenders, attorneys, personalized justice plans, sexual offenders and tips

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Victim Advocates

Disability Rights New Jersey
Keywords: Disability advocates, Self advocates

"DRNJ's mission is to protect, advocate for and advance the rights of persons with disabilities in pursuit of a society in which persons with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice, and are treated with dignity and respect"

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Disability Advocates

Criminal Justice Advocacy Program (CJAP)
Keywords: Criminal Justice, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

CJAP advocates on behalf of New Jerseyans with I/DD who become involved in the criminal justice system. The Program seeks to bridge the gap between the systems and ensure full access to the criminal justice system for people with I/DD.

Developmentally Disabled Offenders Program: Suspects with Developmental Disabilities and the Justice System
Keywords: Suspect/offender, Justice system

This PowerPoint presentation by The Arc of New Jersey is about offenders with disabilities. It discusses the disadvantages they may face in the criminal justice system as well as potential communication difficulties.

Family Crisis Handbook: How to Cope when an Adult Loved One with a Developmental Disability Experiences Mental Health or Behavioral Issues
Keywords: Families/Family members,

This handbook describes what a crisis event is, how it can be handled and what may occur after the event.

Suspects with Developmental Disabilities & the Criminal Justice System
Keywords: Suspect/offenders, Justice system

Created by The Arc of New Jersey, this is a PowerPoint presentation on suspects with disabilities, discusses the disadvantages they may face and tips for effective communication.

Autism New Jersey
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

"Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism and their families."

Disability Rights New Jersey
Keywords: Disability advocates, Self advocates

"DRNJ's mission is to protect, advocate for and advance the rights of persons with disabilities in pursuit of a society in which persons with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice, and are treated with dignity and respect".

Division of Developmental Disabilities
Keywords: Disability advocates, Self advocates

"Provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities".

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Self-Advocates

Developmentally Disabled Offenders Program
Keywords: Suspect/Offender, Justice system

This PowerPoint presentation by The Arc of New Jersey is about offenders with disabilities. It discusses the disadvantages they may face in the criminal justice system as well as potential communication difficulties

Family Crisis Handbook: How to Cope when an Adult Loved One with a Developmental Disability Experiences Mental Health or Behavioral Issues
Keywords: Families/Family members,

This handbook, authored by Donna Icovino and Lucille Esralew, describes what a crisis event is, how it can be handled and what may occur after the event

Disability Rights New Jersey
Keywords: Disability advocates, Self advocates

"DRNJ's mission is to protect, advocate for and advance the rights of persons with disabilities in pursuit of a society in which persons with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice, and are treated with dignity and respect".

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