Working with People with Disabilities

The organization End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) recently shared an interview with disability expert and former EVAWI Director Shirley Paceley. In her interview, Paceley highlights the importance of creating equal access to the criminal justice system. This includes understanding disability etiquette, and how to re-tool your thinking when working with victims with disabilities.

 

 

 

Video One: Creating Equal Access to the Criminal Justice System

Video Two: What First Responders Need to Know about Working with People with Disabilities

Video Three: Tips for Investigators

For more information and resources, visit the EVAWI website.

 
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