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Webinar to address sexual assault of people with disabilities

“Sexual Assault and Survivors with Disabilities: A Webinar to Raise Awareness, Share Resources, and Highlight Best Practices” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 24, in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living are co-hosting the webinar for domestic and sexual violence service providers and representatives of community-based programs serving persons with disabilities. People with disabilities experience sexual violence at rates more than three times higher than people without disabilities, yet national conversations around sexual assault often fail to meaningfully include survivors with disabilities. The event aims to:
·        raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence among those with disabilities;

·        highlight strong examples from the field;

·        and share resources for further engagement and training to better support survivors with disabilities.

Closed captioning will be provided. For more information, contact Alicia Lord at alord@ncjfcj.org.

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