March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Resources promoted by OVC
This OVC-funded online training toolkit produced by the Vera Institute of Justice was created in response to conversations with professionals working with survivors, many of whom are open to asking about accommodations, but don’t know how and are worried about saying the wrong thing. The toolkit lays out four simple steps for providing accommodations to survivors with disabilities, and includes sample language that can be used when talking to survivors.
This OVC-funded online training toolkit produced by the Vera Institute of Justice provides comprehensive and culturally responsive informational and educational resources, tools, videos, and examples of best practices for law enforcement, forensic interviewers, victim advocates, and others to prepare them to effectively respond to victims of crime with disabilities, including individuals with development disabilities, across the lifespan.
This product includes a state-level and community-level replication guide to adapt multidisciplinary responses models that serve crime victims with disabilities, including individuals with developmental disabilities.