First Response to Victims of Crime Who Have a Disability
Nov 05, 2002
The U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (part of the Office of Justice Programs) has released First Response to Victims of Crime Who Have a Disability. Law enforcement professionals are offered guidance and tips on approaching and interacting in a sensitive and effective manner with victims who have Alzheimer's Disease, mental illness, mental retardation, or who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing. The handbook also addresses two federal laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities - the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - and includes a directory of service providers.