Criminal Justice / First Responders

Three-Part Webinar Series:
Prosecuting and Defending Criminal Cases Involving Persons with Disabilities

Part I: Legal Landscape of Disability Rights and Criminal Justice

Original presentation date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Presenters: Jeffrey M. Skakalski, JD, Disability Rights Network of PA and Viktoria Kristiansson, JD, AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women

Description: Persons with developmental disabilities face unique challenges and a myriad of issues when encountering the criminal justice system as a victim or defendant. In order to effectively represent a client with a developmental disability, criminal justice professionals need to be knowledgeable of the various attributes of people with developmental disabilities as well as their rights afforded under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation will also discuss existing case law and relevant statutes that have an impact on cases involving victims and defendants with developmental disabilities.

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Contact Beverly Frantz, PhD

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service