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A Call to Action for Criminal Justice Professionals

Violence, abuse, and bullying are frequent realities for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). This paper issued by the Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability is a call to criminal justice professionals to proactively identify, engage and support crime victims with disabilities. These professionals, due to the nature of their jobs, possess exceptional… Read more »

New Bureau of Justice Statistics Report Released

The Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Against Persons with Disabilities Statistical Tables provides estimates of non-fatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault) against persons aged 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2013. Tables compare the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in non-institutionalized households, including distributions… Read more »

The Hidden Victims of Campus Sexual Assault: Students with Disabilities

Al Jazeera America’s six-month investigation into sexual violence at Gallaudet  — which included interviews with a dozen current or former students who say they were sexually assaulted, senior Gallaudet administrators, Title IX and disability experts, and an analysis of the university’s judicial board actions — reveals that even a school explicitly designed for Deaf and… Read more »