People with IDD are victims of crime at a substantially higher rate than the general public, which impacts their ability to safely live in many community settings. This 3-part podcast/vodcast series reviews victimization statistics, unique crimes against people with disabilities, and how to support victims with disabilities.
Episode 1: Overview – reviews mandatory reporting, the difference between offender and victim in the criminal justice system, legal supports, and protections.
Episode 2: Pathways to Justice – reviews forensic interviewing, hearsay exception, ADA accommodations and access, victim advocacy, and emerging as a survivor.
Episode 3: Victim Advocacy and Support, with special guest Brie Franklin from Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) – reviews the differences between private and public-funded victims’ advocates, accessing victim’s services, and what victims services look like for people with IDD.