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Child Abuse

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc

Our Crime Victim Services Department is co-located in a Center for Independent Living. We have been providing concurrent victim and disability services to individuals with disabilities for over 15 years. The program currently spans 5 counties: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River. We have English and Spanish-speaking advocates to assist individuals whom… Read more »

Abused and Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) provides comprehensive services for Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic and sexual violence that include advocacy, therapy, parenting and children’s programs. In addition, we provide outreach and education to the community with a focus on prevention of violence. We staff the 24/7 local domestic violence hotline as well as… 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 »