This page contains links to resources relevant to issues involving disability and abuse. This section of the website contains resources developed by the Disability and Abuse Project. Materials from other sources will be added to this section in the future.
Ten point guide to reduce risk. Guide on Responding to Suspected Abuse of People with Disabilities Tips for parents or family members whose loved one receives transportation, day program, residential, or other services. (Spanish language version)
-- National Center on Criminal Justice and Disabilities. Webinar
on Crime Victims with Disabilities: An Overview for Professionals in the
Criminal Justice System. (Powerpoint
Presentation: Feb. 27, 2014)
VICTIMS WITH DISABILITIES: The Forensic Interview
2. VICTIMS WITH
DISABILITIES: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response
Curriculum: First Responders to
Child Abuse Victims with Disabilities
Office for Victims of Crime
In October 2002, the Office for Victims of Crime published a book to assist law enforcement officers respond more effectively when interacting with victims of crime who have disabilities. The book is specifically geared toward victims who with intellectual disabilities, who are diagnosed with mental illness or Alzheimer's disease, or who are blind, visually impaired, Deaf, or hard of hearing.
Practices for Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities Toolkit
The bulletin and online guide developed as a result of the Safe Place
demonstration project are designed to promote awareness of the issues faced
by crime victims with disabilities and to improve community capacity to
better serve them by providing a user-friendly resource for organizations
wishing to replicate similar project activities and outcomes.
The bulletin and online guide developed as a result of the Safe Place demonstration project are designed to promote awareness of the issues faced by crime victims with disabilities and to improve community capacity to better serve them by providing a user-friendly resource for organizations wishing to replicate similar project activities and outcomes.
Vera Institute of
In March 2012, the Center on Victimization and Safety of the Vera Institute partnered with the MS. Foundation for Women on a project to learn more about sexual abuse of people with disabilities. Participants were assembled from a wide range of backgrounds to offer background information, statistics, and recommendations. Dr. Nora Baladerian was one of the participants consulted by the project.
An Issue Brief released in March 2013 contains the findings and recommendations of this project. To access the Issue Brief, click here.
for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime has made available a resource guide: Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities: Resource Directory for Service Providers. This directory is designed to help community advocates working in the fields of crime victim assistance, disability services, law enforcement, and allied professions improve their response to victims with disabilities. Resources are organized by topic, such as accessibility, assistive technology, collaboration, communication, curricula and training, service animals, video collections, and more.
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The National Center for Victims of Crime held a training conference in December 2011 which focused on people with disabilities who are victims of crime. The Center has just released links to the powerpoint presentations made at that conference.
Dr. Nora Baladerian, and three of our consultants, Lori Brown, Carolyn Gammicchia, and Andrew Gammicchia, were conference presenters.
To access these valuable resources, click here.