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.