Disabilities and Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking 101 Webinar

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The Training Subcommittee of the National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group created an introductory webinar on human trafficking and how it may intersect with youth and adults with disabilities. The links here are a video recording of the webinar presentation, a powerpoint format, and a transcript.

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Human Trafficking and Disabilities 101 Webcast (Recorded)

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This webcast provides a basic overview of disability definitions, programs and services, community inclusion, language, and a discussion of potential risk factors and victimization of persons with disabilities involving human trafficking. This webcast was held on Monday, August 27, 2018. Presenters: David Hutt, National Disability Rights Network; Susan

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Freedom from Exploitation, Violence, and Abuse of Persons with Disabilities

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Council of Europe study

Exploitation, violence and abuse are frequent, yet often overlooked and under-reported. The societal forces that tend to marginalise persons with disabilities exacerbate the likelihood and the impact of exploitation, violence and abuse. This study explores the concepts, causes and impact of the exploitation, violence and abuse experienced

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On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking

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Polaris PDF

This report builds upon Polaris’s 2017 report, The Typology of Modern Slavery, which analyzed data, gleaned from nearly 10 years of operating the National Human Trafficking Hotline, to show that human trafficking in the United States consists of 25 distinct business models. For each, the Typology report

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Beyond Segregated and Exploited: Update on the Employment of People with Disabilities

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National Disabilities Rights Network report

One year ago we made a call to action in our report Segregated and Exploited: The Failure of the Disability Service System to Provide Quality Work. In that report we examined the ability of sheltered workshops and other segregated employment settings to meet the needs of workers

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Segregated and Exploited: The Failure of the Disability Service System to Provide Quality Work

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National Disability Rights Network report

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) has been studying segregated work, sheltered environments, and the sub-minimum wage to determine whether they meet the needs of people with disabilities and whether they comply with federal law. Unfortunately, what we found was disappointing to say the least. The product

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Devaluing People with Disabilities: Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights

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National Disability Rights Network report

This report is a compilation of medical procedures that violate civil rights, and recommendations for different organizations to avoid these procedures. Click here to access the report. 

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Recommendations to Prevent the Disproportionate Placement and Inadequate Treatment of Children with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System

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National Disability Rights Network report

The goal of this report is to share what the Protection & Advocacy systems (P&As) have learned about the needs of children and youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system with those who can help make the necessary changes and protect and advance current systemic reforms.

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Protecting a Person with a Disability or an Older Adult from Financial Exploitation

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Equip for Equality fact sheet

If you are concerned that a person with disabilities or an older adult may be a victim of financial exploitation, you have several ways to report the harmful behavior and protect the victim. This fact sheet defines financial exploitation, tells you how to report it, and provides

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Legal Rights of People with Disabilities to Access Government Services

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Equip for Equality Fact Sheet

People with disabilities, including older Americans with physical, cognitive, sensory and mental impairments, have a legal right to access government services. Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and local government must not discriminate against people with disabilities. This fact sheet will provide

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