This five-part vodcast (video) and podcast (audio) series offer citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) an overview of Colorado’s criminal justice system. Topics include general information about the differences between municipal and district courts, potential outcomes to expect at court, interactions with law enforcement, what to expect if you are a defendant or if you are a victim, who your legal representation will be and what to expect of them, and what probation and parole are.
- Overview: What to expect when you are a person with IDD involved in Colorado’s criminal justice system – Find yourself in Colorado’s criminal justice system? This episode provides general information about the differences between municipal and district courts, potential outcomes to expect at court, and interactions with law enforcement.
- IDD Defendant – This episode discusses the following topics: How do you know you have to go to court? What are the expectations of you when you are in court? What might the results of your court appearance be?
- IDD Victim – In this episode, you learn about victim advocates – how to get one and what to expect of him/her — as well as what expectations there are of you when you are in court.
- IDD and Public Representation – This episode includes information on public defenders (PDs) and district attorneys (DAs): When and how to apply and qualify for a public defender and what to expect from him/her; What your options are as a defendant if you do not qualify for a public defender; and What the role of a DA is and how that person gets involved in your case.
Probation and Parole – Learn what probation and parole are, what you need to do if you are on either one and what happens when you don’t do what you are supposed to.
Listen to the Podcast
Listen to “TRAININGS: E 1: Overview of Disabilities & Criminal Justice” on Spreaker.