People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are sexually assaulted at rates up to 7 times greater than non-disabled people according to data from the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics. This is just one of the reasons that it is vital that the I/DD community have access to resources and information on available victim services. Victim services programs exist on a local level to help victims of certain types of crimes – including sexual assault and other serious offenses – get financial assistance and supportive services.
We created a new brochure about victim services for people with disabilities in both English and Spanish – you can view them as PDFs by clicking the links below:
If you think that members of your community would benefit from having copies of the brochure click the linked text below, fill in your information, and we will mail copies to you free of charge.
To learn more about victim services and find resources in your area visit: https://thearcca.org/victimservices/