The criminal justice system is very confusing. It is not easy to understand. People with disabilities often get involved in the system. They can get involved as witnesses, victims, or suspects/defendants. A victim is someone who is hurt when a crime is committed. A suspect or defendant is someone who has been accused of a crime. Topics addressed on this webinar include explaining how one may get involved in the justice system, the stages within the justice system, and the roles of key players within the justice system.
You can view webinar slides here.
Reginald Thomas, The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability
Ariel Simms, The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability
For further questions, please email NCCJDinfo@thearc.org.