Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities

Having a disability not only makes a person more vulnerable to becoming a crime victim, but also can make navigating the criminal justice system more difficult.  San Luis Obispo County Victim Witness Assistance Center has advocates dedicated specifically to working with disabled persons that have been a victim of a crime. We utilize a community effort, working with outside agencies, to advocate and assist people that come through our center.  The San Luis Obispo County Victim Assistance Center does its best to accommodate everyone in our community to reduce the trauma, frustration and inconvenience experienced by victims, witnesses, and family members affected by crime.

 

Information provided by U.S. Department of Justice:

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2014 - Statistical Tables

 

Resource Links:

Adult Services - Department of Social Services

Center for Disease Control

Mental Health Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Tri-Counties Regional Center

United Cerebral Palsy