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Children and Young People with Neuro-Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (2015)

18 November 2016

This position statement details the Society’s views on children and young people with neuro-disabilities coming into contact with the criminal justice system.

The attached document also lays out a number of actions and steps which The Society believes need to be taken in order to produce and provide a more appropriate range of interventions designed to address the needs of children and young people with neuro-disabilities before they come into contact with the criminal justice system, as well as what can be done to more appropriately manage their needs if and when they do become involved with any aspect of our criminal justice system.

The paper focusses on six specific Calls to Action designed to improve the way we assess, treat, and address these issues:

  1. Early Intervention
  2. Screening and Rehabilitation
  3. The Provision of Training, Guidance, and Support
  4. Commissioning of Guidelines and Services
  5. Data Sharing
  6. Research goals

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