People with disabilities have always had a voice. We’re just teaching the world different ways to listen.
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Project FIND Prosecutor Training

The Project FIND Two-Day Prosecutor Training is designed for prosecutors who want to increase their knowledge about the needs of crime victims with disabilities and learn about different ways to pursue charges in these cases. The training is founded in best practices, with considerations and adaptations to account for individual disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural background. The curriculum is designed to support prosecutors to develop a broader understanding of many disabilities, including:

  • Intellectual Disabilities;
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder;
  • Cerebral Palsy;
  • Physical Disabilities;
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
  • Communication Disorders;
  • Mental Health Disorders;
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders;
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders;
  • Depressive Disorders;
  • Anxiety Disorders; and
  • Trauma-Related Disorders.

Understanding the unique characteristics of these groups and the ability to communicate effectively is paramount to creating safe environments and effectively prosecuting cases.

Maximum Number of Attendees: 50

Upcoming Dates and Times 

These trainings are currently free, thanks to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from the Ohio Attorney General’s office, and are held online from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Disclaimer

This training is intended for prosecutors. The AACs reserve the right to deny registration to anyone who is not a practicing prosecutor.