Pathways to Justice® Training to Educate Law Enforcement, Legal Professionals and Service Providers on Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

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The Pathways to Justice® is a nationally recognized training that supports law enforcement officers, legal professionals and victim services providers on identifying and understanding how to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2019–  The Arc of San Diego, in partnership with The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability and Growth Through Opportunity, is providing the Pathways to Justice® training on Thursday, December 12, 2019 to train approximately 100 individuals in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement and other first responders, legal professionals, and victim services providers on how to identify and work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Individuals with I/DD face negative outcomes when they come into contact with the justice system at higher rates than people without disabilities.  Pathways to Justice is a component of JusticeWorks, a pilot program which combines Pathways to Justice and Growth Through Opportunity (GTO), a 16-week vocational program that allows adults with disabilities to intern at law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

JusticeWorks is currently underway at four pilot sites across the country including New Jersey, Viriginia, South Carolina and now San Diego. The goal of JusticeWorks is to create pathways to employment and justice for people with I/DD and offer a new and creative approach to addressing two of the most challenging issues facing people with I/DD. JusticeWorks is generously supported through a grant from The Kessler Foundation. 

WHAT:                 Training for Law Enforcement, Legal Professionals, and Victim Service Providers

WHERE:               Handlery Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

WHEN:                 Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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If you would like more information about this topic or would like to attend, please contact Jennifer Navarra at The Arc of San Diego or email at jnavarra@arc-sd.comThe Arc of San Diego is one of the largest, most comprehensive service providers for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,000 children and adults with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year.