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Intervening with Offenders Who Have DD

Photo of attorney sitting next to offender with DDThe justice system can be confusing for anyone, but especially so for someone who has DD. The Board of DD, in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, Common Pleas Court and a host of other individuals and agencies, has produced a two-part training set for people with DD.  

The kit includes two videos and training manuals. The Right Choice is designed to help individuals with DD develop the skills to avoid becoming involved with crime. The Keys to Competency is designed to help restore offenders who have DD to competency. Among the "stars" of the videos in the new training kit for offenders with DD are former Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (formerly Cuyahoga County Prosecutor), former Common Pleas Judge Burt Griffin and former Cleveland Director of Public Safety James Draper (formerly Chief Public Defender in Cuyahoga County), all of whom played themselves, and a number of corrections officers and court personnel who took on various roles.  

Board of DD staff involved in our Offenders with DD Program use the materials in their work. The set is available to other organizations or individuals for $89.00.  

For more information, e-mail Margie Pavone or call her at (216) 736-2690.

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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
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