People with disabilities are often involved in the criminal justice system. They can be involved as either defendants or victims. A victim is someone who is hurt when a crime is committed. It’s important for victims to know that they have rights.
This session addresses three key rights:
- Your right to live free from violence
- Your right to get help and support after victimization
- Your right to speak your truth for yourself and for other crime victims with disabilities
James Meadours, a survivor of sexual violence, leads this discussion and provides insight into this topic.
This listening session is hosted by The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) and supported by the People With Disabilities Foundation.