8G Effective Communication in Law Enforcement & Corrections
The ADA and its implementing regulations require law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities to provide individuals with communication disabilities an equal opportunity to communicate clearly with their personnel. Thus, whether law enforcement or correctional personnel are interacting with crime victims, witnesses, arrestees, detainees or just members of the public, they are required to take steps to ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities, including furnishing appropriate auxiliary aids or services. This presentation will focus on the ADA legal principles requiring effective communication in law enforcement and correctional settings, including the applicable ADA regulations, and Technical Assistance Publications. The program will also explore recent cases in this area.