disabilities

  • Applying Trauma Informed Care and Disability Justice to Serving Survivors of Sex Trafficking with Disabilities

    People with disabilities are more likely to experience sex trafficking than their peers. Traffickers deliberately target victims they think will be easily isolated and controlled, so conditions surrounding people with disabilities, including the fact that they are marginalized, devalued, and...
  • People with Disabilities COVID-19 Survivor Impact Brief

    The Center on Victimization and Safety hosted three listening sessions on COVID-19 and its impact on survivors with disabilities. From these listening sessions, we created a COVID-19 Survivor Impact Brief that summarize the issues and strategies that emerged.
  • A Rural Perspective: Serving Survivors of DV/SA with Disabilities in Rural Communities

    Survivors of domestic or sexual violence with disabilities face barriers in receiving services, but when they live in a rural community, they may have an even more difficult time receiving accessible services. Local culture around disability, limited accessible transportation options,...
  • Autonomy is Safety: Using Supported Decision-Making to Facilitate the Safety of People with Disabilities

    People with disabilities are more likely to experience domestic and sexual violence than people without disabilities. Society has traditionally responded to this increased likelihood of violence by limiting the choices that people with disabilities can make, using strategies such as...
  • Creating and Maintaining a Safety Net for Survivors with Disabilities

    When serving survivors with disabilities, there are additional services that a survivor might need assistance accessing, such as federal disability benefits and supportive housing. This webinar provides information on how to connect survivors with disabilities to these necessary resources.
  • Compensation Considerations for Self-Advocates Receiving Government Benefits

    Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety believes that people with disabilities and Deaf people are experts in their own experiences. One way to ensure that the perspectives of people with disabilities and Deaf people are incorporated into the movement to...
  • Designing Accessible Resources for People with Disabilities and Deaf People

    The Designing Accessible Resources Tip Sheet Series for people with disabilities and Deaf people was created to help organizations plan print and digital resources that are accessible to people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. The series contains tip sheets on...
  • Making PREA and Victim Services Accessible for Incarcerated People with Disabilities

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) established a federal commission to draft national standards that address sexual abuse in confinement settings. PREA also required the U.S. Attorney General to promulgate regulations based on the standards that apply to...
  • The ADA@25: Impact and Implications for People with Disabilities Involved in the Justice System

    In conjuncture with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Center on Victimization released this factsheet that reflects on the impact this legislation had on justice involved people with disabilities and Deaf people....