Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System – What to know?

By March 4, 2019 News

5-part TALKS conversation series from THINK+change

Courtesy of  THINK+change with support from Developmental Pathways, PASCO, and The Arc of Aurora.

In these episodes, you learn about what to expect if you are a defendant or if you are a victim, who your legal representation will be and what to expect of them, and what probation and parole are.

Session topics include:

  • Overview: What to expect when you are a person experiencing an intellectual or developmental disability involved in Colorado’s criminal justice system.
  • Defendant: What happens if, as a person experiencing an intellectual or developmental disability, you are a defendant in Colorado’s criminal justice system?
  • Victim: What happens if you, as a person experiencing an intellectual or developmental disability, are a victim of a crime in Colorado’s criminal justice system?
  • Representation: What to expect if you are a person experiencing an intellectual or developmental disability and need public representation in Colorado’s courts.
  • Probation and Parole: What you should know about probation and parole if you are a person experiencing an intellectual or developmental disability.

THINK+change is a social enterprise doing business as a program of The Arc of Aurora. They offer solution-focused training and education that change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.

To learn more about THINK+change please visit them at thinkchange.training