Options for Justice is a nonprofit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities in St. Louis City who are at risk to become or who are involved with the criminal justice system. Options For Justice is dedicated to educating the community, members of the justice system, and individuals with developmental disabilities by advocating on behalf of the offender with developmental disabilities. This organization also develops appropriate and effective alternatives for an offender with developmental disabilities within the justice system from the initial point of system entry through sentencing, probation, parole, and release.
DIRECT CLIENT ASSISTANCE: Provides liaison support for the client in the development of a treatment plan consistent with the person’s needs, rights and responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Enhances the understanding of the rights and responsibilities of persons with developmental disabilities who encounter the justice system.
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Provides needed information or referral to appropriate resources. Developmental Disabilities Examples of developmental disabilities include mental retardation, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, a learning disability related to brain dysfunction, autism and head injury.