Victimization and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Two people holding hands on a benchPeople with IDD are victims of crime at a substantially higher than the general public, which impacts their ability to live safely in many community settings. This 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. Resource provided in this interview:

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Listen to “TRAININGS: E44: Overview of victimization and people with IDD” on Spreaker.

Listen to “TRAININGS: E45: Pathways to justice” on Spreaker.

Listen to “TRAININGS: E46: Victim Advocacy and Support” on Spreaker.