“Thank you” seems so little compared to the help The Arc and NCCJD have provided. You have cared about my son, taken the time to help him, and been a part of redeeming him from a frightening situation he was unable to fully comprehend––a situation his lawyer and the court liaison both stated could be life-threatening to him, given his physical and mental challenges.
As a young lawyer interested in disability rights work, I’ve found NCCJD’s resources extremely helpful in learning about how individuals with I/DD interact with the criminal justice system. Their work is necessary and invaluable in ensuring that these individuals are treated with fairness and dignity
- Fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project
NCCJD's responsive and knowledgeable staff helped refer me to the resources and information I needed to better understand the unique aspects in my representation of my I/DD client, and those resources ultimately aided me in better representing my client - Genevieve J. Miller, Assistant Public Defender
I have worked for over 40 years with people with disabilities who experience abuse and violent crimes, and I’ve learned we can’t do this work alone. NCCJD has created a central place for tools, resources, training, and expertise. Where there was frustration and a feeling of hopelessness, there is now hope. Thank you NCCJD! - Shirley Paceley, Director, Blue Tower Training
“I have been a law enforcement officer for 23 years, and the parent of a special needs child. I enjoyed this training. I felt that the instructors were very knowledgeable and showed their expertise in this area. I will be encouraging other detectives from my agency to attend this in the future. Thank you.” – Pathways to Justice™ Participant from New Jersey