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Announcing a Summer Technology Webinar Mini-Series

Join the Center on Victimization and Safety (CVS) for a summer mini-webinar series focused on technology, safety, and survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors. During the months of June and July, CVS will be hosting three webinars focusing on social media, technology (including assistive technologies) and safety. June 14, 2016 Engaging People with Disabilities Through… Read more »

“Who Can Save Me?” – Domestic Violence and Disability

To mark International Women’s Day, Shantha Rau Barriga Director of Disability Rights at Human Rights Watch, draws attention to the need for services and justice for survivors with disabilities that are informed by survivors with disabilities. Read the full blog post on the Human Rights Watch website.

The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Yearly Webinar Series

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to present: The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinar Series (Bridging the Gap National Webinar Series). This FREE, monthly webinar series features topics that advance the conversation at the intersection of violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people.  These… Read more »

FOX6 Milwaukee publishes investigative report on kids with disabilities

(November 12, 2015) An investigative report by Fox6 News in Milwaukee Wisconsin highlights problems with abuse and neglect investigations in the child welfare system and how it is impacting children with disabilities, with sometimes dire consequences. Access the full article on FOX6’s website.

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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 »