Persons with disabilities
- Metropolitan Statistical Area of Hampton Roads and surrounding cities
The video in this series (NCJ 223072) features the first-person account of Kimberly who shares her experience as crime victim with a disability and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. A companion online only training curriculum is also available and includes a two part facilitator manual and a participant workbook.
Research shows that individuals with a disability are more than twice as likely to be a victim of crime as those without a disability.
Yet, many victim assistance agencies report that they rarely serve crime victims from this population because acts of physical aggression, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes against people with disabilities often go unreported.