Friday, January 17, 2014

Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities

Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities: A National Snapshot
was released last week at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC. 
The report provides an overview of the latest research on the incidence and prevalence of sexual abuse of children with disabilities. The report also provides information on factors that contribute to the high prevalence, the status of prevention and intervention services designed to address this problem, and critical gaps in addressing sexual abuse of children with disabilities. Additionally, recommendations for next steps to create a national strategy that advances the response to this epidemic are included.
To access the report please select the following link:
The report was created with generous support from the 
If you have questions about this report, or need the report in an alternate format, please contact the Center on Victimization and Safety or at 212-376-3096.

About the Center on Victimization and Safety
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice works to ensure that underserved victims of crime have equal access to victim services and criminal justice interventions by fostering collaboration and building organizational capacity among victim service organizations, culturally specific service providers, and the criminal justice system.
A cornerstone of our work is a portfolio of projects designed to end violence against people with disabilities. This portfolio includes research studies, training initiatives, technical assistance to foster community-based collaborations to improve responses to violence against people with disabilities, and evaluation efforts to identify what works when serving these survivors. Learn More. 

For more information about protecting special needs kids from sexual abuse, please contact Family Matters at 866-436-7842.  We provide workshops on this subject as well.

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