Accommodating the Needs of Individuals With Developmental Disabilities in the California Department of Corrections

Peter E. Leone, University of Maryland at College Park

During the past three years, the California Department of Corrections (CDC) has developed mechanisms to screen, assess, and identify all inmates with developmental disabilities and provide them with accommodations, services, and supports. The presentation will review legal entitlements, discuss the prevalence of developmental disabilities in the CDC, and discuss the implementation of plans to serve inmates with developmental disabilities. Implications for research and policy develop-meht will be explored.

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Updated 05/20/2006