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Series: Serving Safely Webinar Series

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.