Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities

Date/Time: 
03/29/2011 (All day) to 03/31/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

The Westin Crown Center
One East Pershing Road
 

City: 
Kansas City
Postal Code: 
64108
Country: 
USA
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crimes
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Office for Victims of Crimes
Contact Phone: 
1-866-682-8822
Contact Email: 
TTAC@ovcttac.org
Description: 

Collaboration between professionals in the victim services and disabilities fields means better services and stronger support for crime victims who have disabilities. This 3-day training is designed for victim service providers, advocates for people with disabilities, self-advocates, and allied professionals. Using case studies and small group discussions, you will examine the prevalence of crime against people with disabilities, perceptions of the criminal justice system, tenets of the disabilities movement, and the impact of disabilities on daily life. Through collaborative activities you will identify ways the various agencies, organizations, and systems can work together to better serve crime victims with disabilities. Specific topics include—
 

  • Understanding applicable laws and reporting requirements.
  • Overcoming situational, personal, and communication challenges.
  • Fostering multidisciplinary collaboration.
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