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Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response: Techniques for First Responders Called to Help Crime Victims Who Have Disabilities

NCJ Number
231932
Date Published
Agencies
OVC
Publication Series
Annotation
This trainer’s guide along with companion DVD demonstrates effective techniques for first responders called to help crime victims who have disabilities that affect the victim’s intellectual and communication abilities.
Abstract
This 72-minute training DVD, developed under the guidance of a national advisory board, demonstrates effective techniques for first responders who have been called to the scene of a crime in which the victim has a disability. It not only provides guidelines for interacting with adult and adolescent victims of crime who have communication and/or intellectual disabilities, but also helps law enforcement personnel gain a deeper understanding of the lives, personal attributes, and abilities of individuals with disabilities. A trainer's guide accompanies this video.
Date Created: July 24, 2011