The National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of the online Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities: Resource Directory for Service Providers. This directory is designed to help community advocates working in the fields of crime victim assistance, disability services, law enforcement, and allied professions improve their response to victims with disabilities. Resources are organized by topic, such as accessibility, assistive technology, collaboration, communication, curricula and training, service animals, video collections, and more. This resource directory was assembled largely from materials freely available on the Internet. Additional materials were identified by our colleagues in the victim and disability services community.
While this resource listing is extensive, we realize that additional relevant resources may exist and that new materials are being created every day. The National Center remains interested in gathering those additional resources. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your suggestions.
We want to acknowledge the work of the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies (JCVVS), and in particular Bernadette T. Muscat, PhD, for the many hours dedicated to identifying substantive resources for this guide. Thanks also to our other partners in this project: Davis Innovations, the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, the National Council on Independent Living, the National Sheriffs’ Association, and Sharon D’Eusanio.
This resource guide was produced by the National Center for Victims of Crime under cooperative agreement 2010-VF-GX-K003, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.