This report presents the first findings about nonfatal violent and property crime experienced by persons with disabilities, based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report includes data on nonfatal violent victimization (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) and property crime (burglary, motor vehicle theft, theft) against persons with disabilities in 2007. It compares the victimization experience of persons with and without disabilities, using population estimates based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). Data are presented on victim and crime characteristics of persons with and without disabilities, including age, race and gender distribution; offender weapon use; victim injuries; and reporting to the police.
Crimes Against People with Disabilities, 2007

In this 500 page report, NCD offers information and advice to assist all levels of government in its work to establish evidence-based policies, programs, and practices across the life cycle of disasters. This report provides examples of effective community efforts with respect to people with disabilities, and evaluates many emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and homeland security program efforts deployed by both public and private sectors.

Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities
 

This document explores reasons for the systemic omission of women with disabilities from mainstream research and from services addressing non-disabled women's experiences. The article includes a discussion about inequity, predominant values and culture, use of language, disabled women's experiences of oppression and violence, and service provision within the context of feminist standpoint theory.
Individual-Systemic Violence: Disabled Women's Standpoint

This document offers guidelines for working with deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
 
Etiquette Tips for Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

This Applied Research document covers the origins of our knowledge concerning the sexual abuse of women with disabilities, discusses data on women with disabilities and the men who abuse them, and explores the advocacy efforts of women with disabilities and their allies.
 
Confronting the Sexual Abuse of Women with Disabilities

This document lists several resources and research materials for use by advocates, researchers, students, survivors, and others interested in the subject matter.
 
Bibliography: Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence and Persons with Disabilities

The documents in this issue provide useful information related to violence against women with disabilities and cover service provision, accessibility, research, and intersecting oppressions.
VAWnet E-Newsletter - Focus on Violence Against Women with Disabilities

This Applied Research document highlights the prevalence of violence against women with disabilities, examines abuse interventions for women with disabilities, and offers a critique of studies on abuse and disability. It includes recommendations for research and practice.
 
Abuse and Women with Disabilities

The 2008 edition of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Report on Research on Rape and Violence, CALCASA's annual compendium of statistics and research on sexual assault and other forms of community violence is now available on our website for viewing and downloading.

Research on Rape and Violence

Tips for Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

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