The Keystone Partnership is a collaboration between five statewide groups: The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP), and the Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council (PA SILC). PCAR is the oldest statewide sexual assault coalition in the nation, working to prevent sexual violence at the state and national levels. PCADV works at the state and national levels to eliminate domestic violence, and create lasting systems and social change. The Institute on Disabilities is one of the 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service. DRP is a statewide, nonprofit corporation designated as the federally mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. PA SILC is a nonprofit consumer-controlled organization dedicated to securing public policies that ensure civil rights for people with disabilities by supporting the independent living philosophy. Together they are committed to eliminating barriers that exist for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with disabilities and Deaf survivors.
Our Unique Contribution
Keystone Partnership’s work is focused on the communication barriers and language needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, specifically for people with disabilities and Deaf people.