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Domestic Violence and Disabilities


Facts, strategies and resources related to domestic violence and people with disabilities. Disabled individuals are at greater risk of severe physical and sexual violence than non-disabled persons, and many disabled victims of violence experience multiple assaults. Domestic abuse victims with disabilities are often more dependent on their caretakers than victims without disabilities, and face many barriers to reporting abuse and seeking services.

Primary Toolkit:

Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Disability, Injury Prevention, Violence


Institutional Author:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence





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