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.
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.
During this video, Dr. Angela Williamson, the BJA Senior Forensic Policy Advisor, shares information about different aspects of BJA's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) and how it is being used to reduce the backlog of unsubmitted kits.