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Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities

Resource Directory for Service Providers



Balancing the Power—Creating a Crisis Center Accessible to People with Disabilities

SafePlace, $50
Step-by-step guide for domestic violence and sexual assault centers is designed to promote collaboration to provide accessible services to abuse survivors with disabilities. The guide includes an overview of various forms of disability, tips for working with people with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and changing protocols that pose barriers to service.
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Community Tool Box

Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas (2012)
Extensive resource guide including a section on developing strategic and action plans to respond to women with disabilities who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. 

Domestic Violence Services for Victims with Mental Illness

King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Coalition, in Washington State, is engaging in a partnership to improve services for victims with mental illness and strengthen collaboration between domestic violence advocates and mental health service providers. Website provides information about their project, including their needs assessment and strategic plan, and links to online training. The Coalition has also posted its project report, “Change is Possible: Successes, Lessons Learned, and Plans.”

Stop the Violence, Break the Silence Training Guide and Resource Kit

SafePlace, $170
Curriculum and kit providing replicable models and tools to build prevention, education, and intervention programs for people with disabilities within a domestic violence, sexual assault, or disability service agency. Full training package includes 6-module training guide, resource kit, and closed caption video.
Visit SafePlace for more information or to order.