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Victims, Witnesses, and Defendants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

July 2019

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are over-represented in every part of the criminal justice system, including as victims and suspects or defendants. Prosecutors, who may encounter individuals with I/DD in a variety of ways, do not always have a full understanding of these types of disabilities or their potential impact on resolving cases.

FY 2019 STOP School Violence Program Solicitation Webinar

May 2019

This April 22, 2019, webinar provided details and guidance for potential applicants to BJA's STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program and STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program solicitations.

The Sentinel Events Initiative: Becoming a Demonstration Site

April 2019
This April 17, 2019, webinar provided an overview of the sentinel events approach and an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions about the Sentinel Events Initiative (SEI) and how to be part of the SEI National Demonstration Collaboration.

Introducing the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

March 2019
During this November 1, 2018, webinar, the speakers discussed the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse, an online, comprehensive collection of information and resources focused on identifying and reducing the risk of re-offending or noncompliance with a community’s justice system requirements.

Serving Safely: Enhancing Policing for Persons with MI and DD Webinar

March 2019
On February 13, 2019, BJA, in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, presented this webinar to provide participants with an overview of Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities.