2017 Policing & People with Disabilities Series: Community-Based Strategies for Reform
May 18, 2017 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Ken Capone & Mat Rice, People on the Go
Travis Akins, Growth Through Opportunity
Nils Rosenbaum, Matthew Tinney, Caren Vendetti, & Peter Winograd, Albuquerque Police Department
Leigh Ann Davis & Ariel Simms, The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability
Join NCCJD for our next webinar as we delve further into the topic of policing and people with disabilities, with a focus on community-based solutions. This webinar is the second in our 2017 Policing & People with Disabilities series that educates law enforcement, other criminal justice professionals, people with disabilities, family members, and disability advocates about the various intersections that play into discrimination and violence toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) within the criminal justice system and how we can address the issue by examining innovative programs and potential solutions from around the country.
Topics addressed on this webinar go beyond discussions of traditional law enforcement training to incorporate community-centered approaches, including self-advocates as trainers and increasing employment opportunities for those with I/DD in first responder agencies. Law enforcement personnel will also discuss how they are changing police culture from within to reform policing practices around disability. NCCJD will highlight its innovative Pathways to Justice® program, a community-based solution that aims to increase trust and understanding between the criminal justice and disability communities, as well as build the capacity of criminal justice professionals to respond to gaps in services for people with I/DD. Register for the webinar here.
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 will be offering six webinars from October 2015 – October 2017. 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 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.
Future webinars will be posted below, along with a link to register, in the coming months. To view a past, recorded webinar, see our webinar archive.