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Youth with Intellectual and Development Disabilities in Juvenile Justice
February 16 at 2:30pm ET
Studies estimate 65-70% of youth involved with the juvenile justice system meet the requirements for a disability. However, juvenile justice systems often lack adequate strategies and processes to identify and serve these young people.
Please join CJJ for a webinar on "Youth with Intellectual and Development Disabilities in Juvenile Justice" on Tuesday, February 16 at 2:30 pm ET.
This webinar will provide an overview of the issues that youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience in the juvenile justice system. Participants will unpack how intellectual and developmental disabilities can affect behavior, how those behaviors are perceived, and how such perceptions can increase risk for system involvement. The webinar will introduce strategies for communities to better identify disabilities. It will also focus on how to meet the needs of this specific population within the system, from diversion, to improving conditions within confinement, and preparing them for success upon release.
- Leigh Ann Davis, Program Manager, The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability
- Diane Smith Howard, Senior Staff Attorney, National Disability Rights Network
This webinar is the first in a series of CJJ webinars on youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in juvenile justice. Please look for another webinar this spring.