Disabilities and Human Trafficking

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Source:
Equip for Equality fact sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). The information applies to individuals with disabilities, including older Americans with physical, cognitive, sensory, or mental impairments. Click here to access the fact sheet. 

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Responding to an Abusive, Neglectful, or Improper Guardian

Source:
Equip for Equality Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from Equip for Equality advises people with disabilities on how to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, or exploitation from court appointed guardians. Click here to access the fact sheet.

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Housing Discrimination

Source:
Equip for Equality Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides overview of federal housing rights and federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities when obtaining housing. Click here to access the fact sheet. 

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Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Source:
Equip for Equality and Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association PDF

Equip for Equality and the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association compiled a list of agencies available to assist individuals with disabilities based on a variety of categories including different disability types and different problems experienced.   Click here to access the resource guide. 

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Sex traffickers target girls with intellectual disabilities

Source:
Atlas of Science Website

It is well known that children with intellectual disabilities face a much higher risk for sexual abuse and sexual assault than those without disabilities. Perpetrators of child sexual abuse select victims who have disabilities because they view them as more vulnerable and less capable of reporting the

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The Arc Resource Center for Victim Advocates

Source:
The Arc Resource Center Website

The Arc compiled a list of resources and refereces for victim advocates who work with individuals with disabilities. Click here to access the full list of resources.

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Screening Practices for Domestic Violence Victims with Disabilities

Source:
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence PDF

The goal of this protocol is to support domestic violence agencies in examining, revising and expanding their screening and intake process to include questions about accomodation needs. Domestic violence programs are encouraged to establish protocols about when and how all survivors receiving services are asked about what

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End Abuse of People with Disabilities

Source:
End Abuse of People with Disabilities Website

The End Abuse of People with Disabilities website is managed by the Center on Victimization and Safety (CVS) at the Vera Institute of Justice. As awareness about the rates of violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people grows, so does the need to connect the practitioners,

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Multidisciplinary Response to Crime Victims with Disabilities: State-Level Replication Guide

Source:
Office for Victims of Crime Website

This guide walks you through a seven-step model for improving your community’s capacity to respond to crime victims with disabilities. Click here to access the guide. 

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Victims with Physical, Cognitive, or Emotional Disabilities

Source:
Office for Victims of Crime Website

Victims of human trafficking may develop disabilities from abuse at the hands of their traffickers, and individuals with disabilities may be targeted by traffickers because they are vulnerable. Many human trafficking task forces miss identifying this risk factor or fail to make provisions for people with disabilities.

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