Justice-Involved Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Call to Action for the Juvenile Justice Community

The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® (NCCJD) notes the decline in juvenile crime and incarceration and accompanying rise in incarceration rates for youth with IDD. NCCJD’s white paper and webinar on justice involved youth with IDD highlights emerging issues and promising practices from across the country including:

  • Preventing involvement in the first place—strategies for parents and advocates
  • Exclusionary discipline in schools
  • The school-to-prison pipeline
  • Restraint and seclusion in schools
  • Special education in juvenile hall
  • The Arc of the Capital Area’s Juvenile Justice Services Program

The webinar features brief presentations from multiple white paper authors. Join us for this thought-provoking webinar and gain new insight on how to assist youth with IDD who are at-risk for or already involved in the juvenile justice system.

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