Persons with mental illness
Research shows that individuals with a disability are more than twice as likely to be a victim of violent 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.
To support victims with a...
Examining Criminal Justice Responses to and Help-Seeking Patterns of Sexual Violence Survivors With Disabilities
The ADA site provides access to ADA regulations and technical assistance materials in English and Spanish, including information about U.S. Department of Justice ADA settlement agreements and enforcement activities. ADA.gov centralizes key ADA information and links to Federal resources, including: access to Freedom of Information Act ADA material, ADA Standards for Accessible Design, updates on new ADA requirements, and the ADA Information Line: 800–514–0301 (voice) or 800–514–0383 (TDD/TTY).
This association helps set the agenda and determine the direction of state mental health agency interests across the country, historically including state mental health planning, service delivery, and evaluation.
NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI operates a hotline which provides information, resource referrals, and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public. Contact the NAMI hotline toll free at 800–950–NAMI (6264) or by text "NAMI" to 741741.
The Center for Public Representation seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights while promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities.