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Sexual Victimization of Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men: A National Snapshot

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as any “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”1 Major life activities include seeing, hearing, reading, walking, and eating. Based on this definition, approximately 20 percent of Americans have a disability.2 Unfortunately, research suggests that having a disability may increase a… Read more »

How Safe are Americans with Disabilities?

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 »

Measuring Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities: Performance Indicators

Equally as important as removing barriers to serve survivors with disabilities is collecting data to track your progress and effectiveness. Use these performance indicators, developed by the Center for Victimization and Safety, as a straightforward and cost effective way to track your progress to end domestic and sexual violence against people with disabilities…. Read more »