How CILs Can (and Should!) Support Consumers in the Criminal Legal System (1.5 Hours)

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About the training

We all know that Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are required to assist with transition (and diversion) from nursing homes and other institutions. Most CILs are uniquely skilled and adept at nursing home transition, but "other institutions" can be challenging for CILs to define and approach. This training will explain how two CILs built successful programs to help people with disabilities transition out of (or avoid) the criminal legal and prison systems. Transitioning back to the community from these circumstances presents its own unique challenges and takes particular skills, considerations, and lived experiences to get it right, but it is necessary and achievable.

CILs can (and should!) be supporting consumers in the criminal legal system.

Target Audience

Executive Directors, program staff, and board members of Centers for Independent Living.

What you will Learn

  • Examples of programs, community partnerships, and funding sources that support consumers who are in the criminal legal system or transitioning home from the prison system.
  • Creative approaches that educate and support consumers in the criminal legal system to successfully transition back into the community.
  • Proven strategies to build a program that is consumer-controlled and best supports people with their own goals and challenges.

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