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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Podcast Series

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This special series takes an in-depth look at measures that law enforcement officers and agencies can use to more effectively and appropriately serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
The series features representatives from The Arc of the United States, the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Chief Will Johnson of the Arlington Police Department (TX) and University of University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Amy Watson; and founder of the Growth Through Opportunity program, Travis Atkins.
The Arc Resources to Inform Law Enforcement about I/DD
Leigh Ann Davis and Ariel Simms from The ARC of the United States provide an overview of The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, and explain what resources their organization makes available to law enforcement. The ARC is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Applying Procedural Justice to People with I/DD
Chief Will Johnson from the Arlington Police Department (TX) and Professor Amy Watson from the University of Illinois at Chicago discuss applying procedural justice to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Promising Practices for Officers Interacting with I/DD Individuals
Leigh Ann Davis from The Arc of the United States and Travis Atkins, a retired officer and founder of the Growth Through Opportunity program share Promising Practices for officers as they interact with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

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