NCCJD seeks to engage professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their family members to better understand criminal justice and disability-related issues and provide information on current topics of greatest interest to them. To achieve this goal, NCCJD is offering free monthly webinars from January 2014 through August 2015. Webinars will be archived and made available for viewing 2-5 business days after the live event.
NCCJD’s webinars are highly informative, easy to access and a great way to stay informed about criminal justice and disability issues. Please note all future webinars will provide closed captioning upon request. We value your feedback, and it is our goal to provide the most conducive and effective learning platform possible.
See below to learn more or sign up for an upcoming webinar. To view a past, recorded webinar, see our webinar archive.
Sex Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Problems and Solutions from Around the Nation
July 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST
→ Register now!
Through NCCJD’s national information and referral process, we continue to see cases of sex offenses by people with I/DD that are well outside the stereotypical instances portrayed by the media. NCCJD’s white paper and webinar on the topic will highlight current issues in the field, as well as promising practices from across the country including:
- Writing a community safety plan
- Research from Ohio focusing on the characteristics and offense patterns of 160 individuals with DD
- Ohio’s response to addressing the service needs of individuals with I/DD who have been convicted of committing a sexual offense
- Specialized employment services for people with disabilities and sex offending behavior
- Evaluations and risk assessments of people with I/DD
- An overview of the negative impact of Megan’s law consequences on the I/DD population
- Right to representation and how to provide effective representation to this population
Webinar participants will be the first to obtain NCCJD’s white paper on the topic of sex offenders with I/DD which delves even deeper into the issues addressed on the webinar. Join us for this thought-provoking and empowering webinar.