People with disabilities account for 25% of the population and experience domestic and sexual violence at up to 3X higher rates than people without disabilities. Yet, many service providers do not feel equipped to effectively serve survivors with disabilities. Since 2005, the Office on Violence Against Women has partnered with the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety to design resources and supports for service providers to increase their capacity to address the needs of survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors. This session will review some of the common barriers faced by survivors with disabilities and the resources available to you to address those barriers and build the confidence of your staff to work with these survivors.
*We can not guarantee accessibility requests made less then two weeks before the event.