Introducing autism practice to criminal justice settings
Sadly, some autistic people enter the criminal justice system. A report written in 2023 by the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorate, Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system, identified a lack of specific training for those working with autistic and other neurodivergent people. Taking the best practice developed from understanding autistic people’s needs, the National Autistic Society has worked for over a decade to embed this practice into criminal justice settings.
This talk will explore how this has been developed, how it has been received (from the perspectives of autistic people and those working with them) and the value that can be gained from having partnerships between charities like the National Autistic Society and the criminal justice system.