While people with disabilities make up nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population, they remain largely invisible to society at large, and victim response systems in particular. And despite growing public awareness of violent victimization, it excludes the victimization of people with disabilities, who are at particular risk of serious violent crime, including rape, sexual assault,… Read more »
Developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime, in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime, this Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities fact sheet, looks at various statistics such as rates of violent victimization, types of crimes committed against people with disabilities, child victims of abuse and neglect, and more.
Written for prosecutors, this protocol is a guide for responding to domestic violence and sexual assault victims with disabilities. The manual contains model guidelines, pretrial examples, and legal considerations.