Effective Collaboration in the Criminal Justice System and the Community for Indivduals

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Sara Lynn Vehling, LCSW, Program Coordinator, Project Shield, Victims Services Unit - Kings County District Attorney's Office, Brooklyn, NY; Bobra Fyne, LMSW, Assistant Director of Sex Education , YAI, New York, NY.

Over 80% of individuals with ID/DD will experience sexual assault, yet the number of cases reported and prosecuted remains low. This presentation will show how the education and collaboration of social service providers, community members, criminal justice professionals and consumers can help facilitate more effective investigations and prosecutions of sex crimes involving individuals with ID/DD.

Produced in 2011