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 2-5 business days after the live event and will be free for two weeks following the event. Archived webinars that are more than two weeks old will cost $5.00.

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.

Violence in the Lives of People with Disabilities: Emerging Issues and Solutions for 2015 and Beyond

April 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
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The National Crime Victim Survey revealed that people with disabilities face a greater risk of being victimized (the rate of violent victimization for people with disabilities is nearly three times the rate among people without disabilities). This webinar addresses emerging issues in the field, for example: applying trauma-informed care principles when working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), assisting crime victims with complex communication needs, and equipping people with disabilities to tell their stories and provide peer advocacy to overcome the secrecy and shame around victimization. Participants will be the first to obtain information about how to access NCCJD’s white paper on the topic of violence, abuse, and bullying which delves even deeper into the issues addressed on the webinar. Join us for this thought-provoking and empowering webinar, and find out how you can reduce violence in the lives of people with disabilities.

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