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New Training Toolkit on Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability. It is therefore critical that the crime victims field is equipped to provide services to victims with disabilities.

The recently released Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities Online Training Toolkit includes videos, educational resources, tools, and examples of culturally responsive best practices on how to effectively identify, reach, and serve victims of crime with disabilities.

Designed for crime victim service providers, law enforcement, forensic interviewers, and other professionals, this training toolkit covers:

  • An Introduction to Disability and Victimization
  • Information for First Responders and Legal Professionals
  • Interviewing Victims with Disabilities
  • Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities from Crisis to Healing

With support from OVC, the training toolkit was designed by the Vera Institute of Justice's Center on Victimization and Safety, in partnership with The Arc, the National Children’s Advocacy Center, the National Sheriff’s Association, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and other key advisors.

Access the Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities Online Training Toolkit to learn more and help build your organization’s capacity to respond to victims with disabilities.

Visit the Resource Section on the National Center for Reaching Victims website for additional resources on supporting survivors with disabilities.

Date Published: March 1, 2021