In its Knowledge Gap Analysis of Individuals with a Developmental Disability and Interactions with the Law, the Inter-ministerial Mental Health & Justice Committee identified a need to build capacity and share knowledge within the justice sector about people with developmental disabilities. This presentation will provide an overview of an ongoing project aimed at addressing the identified knowledge gap including findings from a literature review and analysis of the RAI-MH Database on the characteristics for individuals with a developmental disability who have come into contact with the justice system and an update on tools and resources under development to assist professionals in the justice system in their interactions with people with a developmental disability.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness in the Justice System Project – 2015-11-16