Policy Research Brief: Overrepresentation of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Moving Between Large State-run Institutions and the Criminal Legal System

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Description

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are overrepresented in the criminal legal system. Further, many people with IDD move between large state-run institutions and the criminal legal system. In 2019, for example, 29% of people moving into large state-run institutions came from jails, prisons, and other correctional facilities. This Policy Research Brief recommends growing the Medicaid HCBS system; stabilizing the direct support workforce; promoting inclusion of people of color with IDD; screening for IDD in jails; and better training in IDD supports for first responders, self-advocates, and lawyers.

This brief is available in English and Spanish.

Suggested Citation

Neidorf, J. (Ed.). (2023). Overrepresentation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities moving between large state-run institutions and the criminal legal system (Vol. 30, Issue 1). University of Minnesota, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration.

Details

Date
January 2023 
Type
Brief 
Edition
Volume 30, Number 1
Publisher
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)