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Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities

Resource Directory for Service Providers

This Resource 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. Subject listings in the side bar provide quick access to specific sections of the directory.

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 [email protected] if you have suggestions or comments.


Many people assisted in the building of this resource directory. First, we must recognize the many organizations, entities, and individual advocates that created each of these resources. Their efforts to improve the nation’s response to victims with disabilities is inspiring.

We'd also like to thank Joye Frost, acting director of the Office for Victims of Crime, for her continued support for expanding services to crime victims with disabilities, and our project monitor Jasmine D’Addario-Fobian, for her support throughout this project.

We want to especially 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.

Finally, National Center for Victims of Crime team members who assisted in the production of this guide:

  • Susan Smith Howley, Project Director
  • Kristi Rocap, Graphic Designer
  • Kathleen Wilber, Project Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Joyce, Senior Writer


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.

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