Equal Justice Talks
Webinar Series #10

Thursday, June 17, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
​​Providing Advocacy for People with
IDD in the Criminal Justice System

How One Professional is Working to Ensure Equal Justice for Individuals with IDD who are Charged with Criminal Offenses


Attorney Melissa Heifetz saw a gap in services to people with IDD who become involved with the criminal justice system. Often misunderstood by professionals with no training or background in developmental disabilities, they face extreme consequences for their actions. In order to improve outcomes, she has developed an alternative program called Advocacy Partners and will share with us her experiences and insights.

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Please contact Jessica Oppenheim with any questions or concerns
cjap@arcnj.org / 732-733-6804


This webinar series is brought to you by The Arc of NJ Criminal Justice Advocacy Program
and is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.