Violence & Disability Resources

The New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women (NJCBW)

“NJCBW Outreach Plan for Underserved Populations”, 2003. Objectives resulted from “Roundtable Discussions”. NJCBW has experience hosting a conference on violence and disability. Guide to Services to include the accessibility symbol for each program that is accessible to women with disabilities.

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New Jersey Violence Resource

Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Sensitivity and TTYTrainings

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Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)

MOVA administers the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance program in Massachusetts, which provides funding currently to 69 state and community based organizations that offer free mental health counseling, advocacy, and a range of other specialized services for crime victims. Funding is on a three year cycle. Although all funded agencies may serve victims […]

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The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC), Massachusetts

An independent state agency whose purpose is to investigate and remediate cases of abuse of the Commonwealths most vulnerable citizens. DPPC was created by law in 1987. They run a hotline and make referrals, maintain data, do investigations, and collaborate with other agencies to protect adults with disabilities. Their website is www.state.ma.us/dppc.

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Department of Justice

Education and Technical Assistance to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities. Amy Loder Phone: (202) 305-2971 Fax: Email: lodera@ojp.usdoj.gov Excellent website on the ADA, located at www.ada.gov. http://www.ada.gov/hospcombrprt.pdf, an ADA publication which covers ‘Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings’ and covers interpreters but not assistive listening devices.

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DeafHope

www.deaf-hope.org DeafHope is an agency established for and run by deaf women to address the needs of women in this population. DeafHope’s mission (as described on its website) is: “…to end domestic violence and sexual assault against Deaf women and children through empowerment, education and services…”.

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Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET)

www.cavnet.org CAVNET is a membership organization and tax-exempt nonprofit addressing crime victims with disabilities, violence against women, and human rights. CAVNET’s online library has a comprehensive collection of materials on victimization of people with disabilities, as well as material on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There is listing of organizations involved in domestic violence, sexual assault, […]

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California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

CALCASA has been doing excellent work on accessible shelters and transitional housing. http://www.calcasa.org/.

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The Association for the University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

A national network of university-based institutes (also known asUCEDDs) focused on providing training, research, and information in the area of developmental disabilities. These programs exist in every state and territory in the nation and can provide wonderful expertise in serving people with disabilities. AUCD maintains a directory of these programs which can be found at: http://www.aucd.org/directory/directory.cfm?program=UCEDD.

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Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Violence Against Women With Disabilities: A Study of sexual assault and domestic violence among women in Virginia who have mental health and/or cognitive disability (November, 2004). http://www.vadv.org/disabilityrpt.pdf

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