The Case for Police-Mental Health Collaboration Programs: What Law Enforcement Executives Should Know
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.
U.S. Rep. Mark Walker presents Guilford County Deputy Matthew Self with the Congressional Badge of Bravery at a service on Monday. Self was shot while on a domestic violence call in 2017.