Ashley Brompton joined the Center on Victimization and Safety as a Program Associate in November 2016. She brings passion and knowledge about individuals with disabilities, particularly intellectual and developmental disabilities, and victimization.
At Vera, Ashley provides technical assistance to victim service providers and disability service providers around the country that are striving to improve services to survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence who have disabilities and Deaf survivors. She also coordinates the Center’s national outreach, including the End Abuse of People with Disabilities webinar series and monthly newsletter. Additionally, she provides expertise and support for our NoVo Coalition to End Violence Against People with Disabilities and a project focused on creating resources for first responders, victim service providers, attorneys, forensic interviews and others on addressing the needs of people with disabilities.
Prior to joining the Vera Institute of Justice, Ashley was the Criminal Justice Fellow at The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, where she advocated on behalf of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who were involved with the criminal justice system as victims of crime or suspect/ offenders. Ashley also advocated on behalf of people with disabilities in criminal court and mental health diversion court in North Carolina.
Ashley has a juris doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is licensed to practice law in Florida.