Understanding the Legal Framework: Federal Laws and Case Law Impacting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

Survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors need the services of domestic violence and sexual violence organizations at the same rate, if not more often, than people without disabilities. However, these organizations are not always sure how to best ensure that they are providing appropriate services to these survivors or what they are required to do under the law. This webinar will review three pieces of federal law that provide the minimum requirements for accommodations – the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, and Fair Housing Act. Additionally, it will provide some best practices for providing services to people with disabilities and Deaf people.

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Published on:
March 14, 2017
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Communities of Focus:
Dating and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
Intended Audience:
Victim Services Provider