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Navigating the Justice System for Persons with DD in a COVID-19 TeleHealth World
November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An OADD On-line Educational Event
Presenters: Vicky Simos, Courtney Hutson & Marnie McDermott
The Community Networks of Specialized Care-Central East have Dual Diagnosis Justice Coordinators (DDJC) who provide cross-sector partnerships; assistance in navigating the court system and provide education across all sectors on how to better support individuals with developmental disabilities who have come in contact with the justice system. The role of the DDJC is to assist individuals to prepare for all aspects of their court matters using a bio-psychosocial approach and principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis when needed. The DDJC works with other court support staff, justice professionals and the individual to ensure they receive the supports they require to experience the justice system in a fair and equitable manner. As a result of the State of Emergency in Ontario due to COVID-19, the DDJC’s service delivery had to be adapted due to these unprecedented times to a telehealth modality. This telehealth model of delivery will be examined and highlighted in the presentation.
Courtesy of CLH Developmental Support Services & CNSC Central East