Vera Institute of Justice

Washington, District of Columbia

This website is operated by the Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice. Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety works with communities around the country to fashion services that reach, appeal to, and benefit all victims of crime. Our work focuses on groups of people, such as those with disabilities, who are at elevated risk of harm but are underserved by mainstream victim services, the criminal justice system, and other allied systems.

Our Unique Contribution

Since 2005, we have been working at the national, state, and local levels to strengthen efforts to address victimization of people with disabilities and Deaf people. Through a diverse array of projects, we seek to:

  • strengthen efforts to prevent crimes against people with disabilities,
  • enhance policy and programmatic responses to victims with disabilities and Deaf victims,
  • promote the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against people with disabilities, and
  • improve the availability and use of research.

Contact Us

Ending abuse of people with disabilities is a team effort. Contact us for support. Let us know what you think about the website.

Center on Victimization and Safety

Phone: 212-376-3096

At a Glance

    Project Reach

  • National

    Agency Type

  • Training and Technical Assistance Provider

    Disability Focus

  • All Disabilities

    Victimization Type

  • Child Abuse
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Violence

    Solutions Implemented

  • Building Partnerships
  • Creating an Inclusive Movement
  • Enhancing Services
  • Fostering Accountability
  • Increasing Research and Evaluation
  • Promoting Equality
  • Raising Awareness
  • Strengthening Prevention

This project is supported by the Office on Violence Against Women’s Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program.