Wednesday, April 15, 2015

South Carolina Pathways to Justice Conference

The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability™ (NCCJD) is excited to offer this first-of-its kind training program, Pathways to Justice™, dedicated to creating a multi-disciplinary approach focused on both victim/witness and suspect/offender issues, addressing pervasive problems faced by criminal justice professionals, people with disabilities, and their families. This training empowers individual professionals and communities, and both new and experienced criminal justice or disability advocacy/training professionals.

Pathways to Justice™ hopes to reveal “hidden disabilities”  and increase awareness of  intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and also disabilities generally, within the United States criminal justice system.  The training relies heavily on evidence-based models currently used in mental health, victim advocacy, policing, and legal fields. The overall goal of the training is to create site-specific, holistic solutions to complex challenges that occur when people with disabilities become involved in the criminal justice system as victims, witnesses, suspects or offenders.

It is offered at no cost to participants through funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the U.S. Department of Justice, and The Arc. Please note seating is limited. 

The program is scheduled from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday, May 4th, 2015. A special conference room rate is available for NCCJD participants traveling in from different parts of the state. Use this reservation link to book your group rate for Pathways to Justice

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