Autism and the criminal justice system conference, 18 April, Manchester

This new one-day conference, organised by The National Autistic Society, will look at the issues that arise when autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system and what can be done to reduce and prevent the escalation of issues.

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Key topics:

the implications of the Adult Autism Strategy for autistic people, nationally and locally
how local authorities can engage with partners in the criminal justice system
autism and cybercrime
street triage
autism and sex offending.

Attend to:

hear about the kinds of issues that can arise when autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system, whether as victims, witnesses or defendants
learn how to adapt your practice to help reduce problems and prevent escalation of issues
discover practical strategies to help support autistic individuals through the criminal justice system
network with other professionals and experts in the field.

Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to a wide audience of health, social care, legal and criminal justice professionals, including:

police officers (training and special needs, senior custody officers)
CPS and defence lawyers working on cases where autistic individuals are involved
Magistrates (regular and youth benches) and Justices’ Clerks
Judges (High Court / Circuit)
Professionals from HM Courts Service, the Criminal Justice Board, the Home Office, the Youth Justice Board and Local Criminal Justice Boards
court appointed Registered Intermediaries
expert witnesses specialising in cases involving autistic witnesses, victims or defendants.

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