The materials on this page are offered as a resource for trainers providing the Code of Conduct training for new and experienced employees. 

When available, opportunities to attend the Code of Conduct Train-the-Trainer are listed below. 

If you have questions, please email [email protected].


In-Person Code of Conduct Train-the-Trainer

The New York State Justice Center has partnered with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) to develop an interactive and robust curriculum  designed to assist organizations provide staff training on the Code of Conduct for Custodians of People with Special Needs. The objective of the curriculum is to ensure that staff who support people served under the jurisdiction of the New York State Justice Center (custodians) understand the importance of the Code of Conduct and how it serves as a framework of professional conduct.  

The material in this curriculum takes the ten parts of the code and teaches staff how to practice ethical, dynamic and respectful support.  Participants of the Train the Trainer session will be taught how to use this curriculum to teach the Code of Conduct to both new staff and seasoned staff through skill practice, group discussions and other activities.    

Participants in this training should include; agency trainers, human resource professionals, administrators and    anyone that will be able to bring this curriculum to life in their respective organizations/agencies.

Current In-Person Code of Conduct Train-The-Trainer Training Opportunities

  • Brooklyn, April 25, 9:00am-4:00pm  |  FULL
  • Buffalo, May 9, 9:00am-4:00pm  |  FULL
  • Syracuse, June 4, 9:00am-4:00pm  |  FULL
  • Albany, June 13, 9:00am-4:00pm  |  FULL


Interactive Code of Conduct Training for Custodians of People with Special Needs

Provides an overview of the Code of Conduct for People with Special Needs. The Code of Conduct sets a framework to help people with special needs "live self-directed, meaningful lives in their communities, free from abuse and neglect and protected from harm." This interactive training includes real-life scenarios that ask the  viewer to apply the Code of Conduct provisions. Upon completion, the viewer may sign and print the Code of Conduct pledge.

Duration: Estimated 20 Minutes

In-Person Training Resources

Code of Conduct PowerPoint and Instructor Guide

Abuse Prevention Resource Center

Videos Series About the NYS Justice Center