Webinar: Arrested! Now What?

    January 21, 2021
    10:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST
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    With an increasing number of people with developmental disabilities and multiple co-occurring needs, complexity is to be expected. Sometimes these complexities can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system.

    This webinar will provide an overview of the forensic process from a first encounter with law enforcement to arrest, arraignment, incarceration, alternatives and more with a focus on how a person we support might experience that process. 

    Competency examinations will be discussed along with the potential impact of bail reform as it relates to the individual, their housemates, co-workers, neighbors, staff that support them, and staffing issues. 

    The roles and responsibilities of counties, providers, and OPWDD will be outlined along with a review of recently issued forensic Administrative Directive Memoranda (ADMs). Additionally, some practical proactive and reactive strategies will be offered. 

    This webinar will be presented by:

    Facilitator: Delores McFadden, BCBA, LBA
    President, Behavioral Momentum Applied Behavior Analysis

    Katherine G. Alonge-Coons, LCSW-R
    Commissioner, Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health & Chair, Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors 

    Deborah J. Chard-Wierschem, Ph.D.
    Director, Bureau of Intensive Treatment Services, Division of Service Delivery, State Operations & Statewide Services, NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

    Mark Guiliano, MSW 
    Program Director Community Support, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health

    Ruth Roberts, LCSW-R
    Director of Community Services, Chenango County Community Mental Hygiene Services & Chair, Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors' Developmental Disabilities Committee


    $39.00 Member Registration (Per Person)

    $89.00 Non-Member Registration (Per Person)