Activating Change launched a new service that provides remote sign language interpretation services – free of charge – to victim service providers in the United States. Victim service providers must meet eligibility requirements and apply to participate.Read More
A country committed to preventing violence against people with disabilities, and capable of responding effectively, and with dignity, when violence and abuse does occur.
We bring together people from disability and victim services organizations, strengthen their capacity to work at the intersection of disability and survivor advocacy, and support them working together to achieve safety and justice for people with disabilities and Deaf people.Watch the Video to Learn More
We have developed a library of resources that highlight best practices or address challenges that can help us end abuse of people with disabilities. Search our database to find the resource that best suits your current needs.View Resources
Just Ask: A Toolkit to Help Advocates, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement Meet the Needs of Crime Victims with DisabilitiesThe toolkit lays out four simple steps for providing accommodations to survivors with disabilities and includes sample language you can use when talking to survivors. It also outlines what your agency needs to have in place for staff to be able to provide accommodations as soon as survivors request them.Read More
People with disabilities turn to a variety of support systems in the aftermath of victimization, from family and friends to victim services to their local disability service provider or to law enforcement. When those support systems are knowledgeable about the needs of people with disabilities, they can broaden the paths to healing available to victims with disabilities.Read More