Policy Research Brief: Overrepresentation of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Moving Between Large State-run Institutions and the Criminal Legal System
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.
- January 2023
- Volume 30, Number 1
- Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
- Housing and residential services
- Institutions and deinstitutionalization
- Health and safety
- Judicial system
- Specific disability
- Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)