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Fostering Accountability

World Institute on Disability

Founded in 1983, the World Institute on Disability’s (WID) mission is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities, in communities and nations worldwide. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance. An internationally… Read more »

Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV)

Our mission is to provide support to the Deaf community and to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals, families, and children who are survivors of domestic or sexual violence. We offer a safe and supportive environment of advocacy, empowerment, community education, and training services. All of our staff are Deaf, and all of our… Read more »

DeafHope: Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence in Deaf Communities

Our mission at DeafHope is to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education and services. DeafHope provides comprehensive advocacy to Deaf survivors and their children. The guiding principle of DeafHope advocacy services is the self-determination of survivors – we respect the right of the survivor to make their own decisions. Deaf… Read more »

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community, and does so by advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power while… Read more »

The Right Response

The Right Response Collaborative is comprised of six partner agencies, the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc., Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles Police Department, Peace Over Violence, Rainbow Services, Ltd. and the Westside Center for Independent Living. Each of the community-based organizations provides direct support and advocacy services and came together to… Read more »

Vera Institute of Justice

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… Read more »

National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability

The National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) is the first national effort of its kind to bring together both victim and suspect/offender issues involving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An effort of The Arc of the United States, NCCJD is building the capacity of the criminal justice system to respond to gaps in existing… Read more »

Disability Without Abuse Project

The Disability Without Abuse Project focuses on the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of people with disabilities. The Disability Without Abuse Project seeks to identify ways to reduce the risk of abuse, to promote healing for victims, and to seek justice for those who have been victimized. Our Unique Contribution The Disability Without Abuse Project… Read more »

West Virginia Sexual Assault Free Environment

The West Virginia Sexual Assault Free Environment (West Virginia S.A.F.E.) partnership began in 2005 as a collaboration of three state-level organizations: the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (the state sexual assault coalition), the Violence and Injury Prevention Program of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and the Northern West… Read more »

Partners Against Violence and Injustice in Michigan

The PAVIM Project partners represent organizations that provide statewide leadership in the areas of domestic and sexual violence (DV/SV), disability advocacy, and anti-oppression work. These organizations are: Arc Michigan, Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University (DDI), Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Michigan Disability Rights Coalition…. Read more »