National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability

Washington, District of Columbia

The National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) is the first national effort of its kind to bring together both victim and suspect/offender issues involving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An effort of The Arc of the United States, NCCJD is building the capacity of the criminal justice system to respond to gaps in existing services for people with disabilities, who remain a hidden population with little or no access to advocacy supports or services.

Our Unique Contribution

NCCJD offers many resources including training and technical assistance (both web-based and on-site), an online resource library, white papers, literature reviews and reports to promote identification and evaluation support of promising practices.  Additionally, the organization provides public awareness and issue-specific marketing and communications strategies.  All their resources are provided through their website which also offers a robust national resource library.

Contact Us

The Arc of the United States

Leigh Ann Davis, Program Manager, Justice Initiatives

Phone: (800) 433-5255

At a Glance

    Project Reach

  • National

    Agency Type

  • Disability Organization

    Disability Focus

  • Developmental
  • Intellectual/Cognitive

    Victimization Type

  • Caregiver Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • Human Trafficking
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking

    Solutions Implemented

  • Building Partnerships
  • Enhancing Services
  • Fostering Accountability
  • Increasing Research and Evaluation
  • Promoting Equality
  • Raising Awareness
  • Strengthening Prevention