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Safety and Criminal Justice Webinars

Being Michelle: Exploring Criminal Justice and Trauma through a Deaf Lens

Presented in partnership with Thriving Roots Initiative and Cleveland International Film Festival

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This panel aimed to discuss in more depth some of the issues facing Deaf/disabled people in the criminal justice system as experienced by the protagonist in the feature length documentary film, Being Michelle. The panel brought together Deaf leaders and advocates as well as individuals who have experienced human rights abuses in the criminal justice system. [continue reading…]

WEBINAR: Sexual Violence and People with Disabilities-Lessons on Prevention, Protection and Survival from RAINN

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RAINN Logo: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network



Scott Berkowitz, President, RAINN
Jennifer Marsh, Vice President of Special Projects, RAINN

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. We will discuss the sexual violence experienced by too many people with disabilities. Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey shows that an average of 59,000 adults with disabilities are raped or sexually assaulted each year. Approximately half of all adults with cognitive disabilities will experience 10 or more sexually abusive incidents in their lifetime. Join us for this vital conversation, where RAINN’s leaders will share with us their lessons on prevention and protection.

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