Crimes and persons with intellectual disabilities.

Authors: Representative Wendy McNamara

Co-authors: Representative Kevin Mahan


Defines "intellectual disability" and permits a person with an intellectual disability to participate in a forensic diversion program. Authorizes a prosecuting attorney to require a person participating in a prosecutorial diversion program to receive mental health treatment to reduce recidivism, and permits diversion and deferral fees to be used to fund mental health treatment programs to reduce recidivism. Permits a criminal court to appoint a court appointed special advocate to assist a person with an intellectual disability who is charged with a criminal offense.