Victimization and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

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People with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (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 vodcast (video) and podcast (audio) series review victimization statistics, unique crimes against people with disabilities, and how to help victims with disabilities become a survivor.

Watch the videos below for the vodcast series or scroll down to the bottom of the page to listen to the podcast series. Podcasts are also available SpreakerItunesiHeartRadio, or Spotify

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:

Listen to the podcast

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.


Victimization and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) was made possible through support from Arc Thrift StoresColorado Coalition Against Sexual AssaultColorado District Attorney’s CouncilDevelopmental Pathways, and The Arc of Aurora.