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Victimization of Children and Adults with Disabilities

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Please join us for a discussion led by Vera experts and practitioners in the field, on the issue of violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people.  The presentations will discuss the barriers these individuals face when accessing support services and criminal justice interventions, as well as what is being done around the country to address this issue.


  • Nancy SmithDirector of the Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Erin Esposito, Executive Director of Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV) in Rochester, NY
  • Teresa Tudor, Program Administrator for the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention

Moderated by:

  • Christine Leonard, Director of the Washington DC Office, Vera Institute of Justice


This event will be set for wheelchair access. In addition, the event will be interpreted by American Sign Language interpreters. Please let us know of any additional access needs you may have for this event. Please be as specific as possible.


Event Details

March 27, 2013

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


1310 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515



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