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.

White Paper Series: Justice Involved Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Call to Action for the Juvenile Justice Community

September 30th, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST

The Arc is a national non-profit that provides cradle to grave services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability™ (NCCJD) notes the decline in juvenile crime and incarceration and accompanying rise in incarceration rates for youth with I/DD. NCCJD’s white paper and webinar on justice involved youth with I/DD highlights emerging issues and promising practices from across the country including:

Preventing involvement in the first place—strategies for parents and advocates

  • Exclusionary discipline in schools
  • The school-to-prison pipeline
  • Restraint and seclusion in schools
  • Special education in juvenile hall
  • The Arc of the Capital Area’s Juvenile Justice Services Program

The webinar will feature brief presentations from multiple white paper authors, and webinar participants will be the first to access NCCJD’s white paper on the topic of Justice Involved Youth with I/DD. Join us for this thought-provoking webinar and gain new insight on how to assist youth with I/DD who are at-risk for or already involved in the juvenile justice system. 


Justice Involved Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

October 1, 2015 1:30 pm EST
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More information coming soon!