In 2016, The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties (The Arc) applied for and received a grant from the National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability (NCCJD®), a program of The Arc of the United States. With the grant, The Arc was able to bring the Pathways to Justice® training to the community to address challenges individuals with an I/DD face with the criminal justice system both as a victim and a defendant.
Once the grant was received, The Arc created a Disability Response Team to further the education and advocacy born out of the Pathways to Justice® training. The team includes legal professionals, first responders, and victim advocates.
Pathways to Justice® Model                                                                               
NCCJD®                                                                                                                NCCJD® IL Resources