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The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Yearly Webinar Series

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The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to present: The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinar Series (Bridging the Gap National Webinar Series). This FREE, monthly webinar series features topics that advance the conversation at the intersection of violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people.  These… Read more »


New report released: “Making it Work Initiative On Gender and Disability Inclusion”

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A new report “Making it Work Initiative on Gender and Disability Inclusion: Advancing equity for women and girls with disabilities” was released in October 2015. Produced by Handicap International in France, this effort brought together a Gender and Disability Global Technical Advisory Committee, consisting mostly of women with disabilities, to identify programs and activities throughout… Read more »


FOX6 Milwaukee publishes investigative report on kids with disabilities

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(November 12, 2015) An investigative report by Fox6 News in Milwaukee Wisconsin highlights problems with abuse and neglect investigations in the child welfare system and how it is impacting children with disabilities, with sometimes dire consequences. Access the full article on FOX6’s website.


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A Call to Action for Criminal Justice Professionals

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Violence, abuse, and bullying are frequent realities for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). This paper issued by the Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability is a call to criminal justice professionals to proactively identify, engage and support crime victims with disabilities. These professionals, due to the nature of their jobs, possess exceptional… Read more »


New Bureau of Justice Statistics Report Released

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Against Persons with Disabilities Statistical Tables provides estimates of non-fatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault) against persons aged 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2013. Tables compare the victimization of persons with and without disabilities living in non-institutionalized households, including distributions… Read more »


The Hidden Victims of Campus Sexual Assault: Students with Disabilities

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Al Jazeera America’s six-month investigation into sexual violence at Gallaudet  — which included interviews with a dozen current or former students who say they were sexually assaulted, senior Gallaudet administrators, Title IX and disability experts, and an analysis of the university’s judicial board actions — reveals that even a school explicitly designed for Deaf and… Read more »