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Council for State Governments: Understanding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in People Involved with the Criminal Justice System

In this webinar and slide presentation, Leigh Ann Davis, director of the National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability, discusses differences and similarities between various kinds of behavioral health diagnoses and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), how to identify someone with I/DD, and tips for to work more effectively with people with I/DD in correctional settings.   This event was hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Members who work with learners with I/DD, what are your thoughts on these identifiers, and tips?  Do these also make sense for educational practices?  What are some differences, or other approaches that might be useful for our colleagues in corrections settings? 


Mike Cruse  

Career Pathways Moderator