Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET)

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, and related agencies in each state. This may be helpful to disability advocates in the planning phase of an intervention to improve accessibility, for identifying potential collaborators. There is also a listserv.

Marc Dubin, Executive Director of CAVNET

Mr. Dubin conducts training about the application of the ADA to shelters, rape crisis centers, police departments, attorneys, and courts and can be reached at

There is some information on DAWN Ontario’s website on materials available dealing with developmental disabilities and violence.