Why people with developmental disabilities can easily become victims
The level of sexual abuse of children and adults with disabilities has increased

References and Resources

National Resources

Temple University Federally Funded Activities for Victims with Developmental Disabilities—curricula for sale

  1. Bibliography
  2. Programs
  3. Publications

Victims with Disabilities: The Forensic Interview (Techniques for Interviewing Victims with Communication and/or Cognitive Disabilities), Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Dept. of Justice (July 2011)

First Response to Victims of Crime Who Have a Disability,” Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Dept. of Justice” (Oct. 2002)

Resources for Appropriate Response to Victims of Crime with Disabilities, L.E.A.N. On Us.

An Advocate’s Guide on Assisting Victims and Suspects with Intellectual Disabilities, The Arc of the U.S. (Oct. 2006)

Federal Disability.gov website

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, Resource List
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence Publications List

Law Review Articles

Improving the Criminal Justice System’s Response to Victimization of Persons with Disabilities by James C. Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney

Great Expectations—Flawed Implementation: The Dilemma Surrounding Vulnerable Adult Protection
by Mike Hatch, Minnesota Attorney General, William Mitchell Law Review

Justice for Crimes [sic] Victims with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: An Examination of Barriers and Impetus for Change by Nancy M. Fitzsimons, Professor of Social Work, Mankato State University.