We want to make sure we can contact or call you back safely.Judge Enright proposed to give Jamil a suspended jail sentence and order him to carry out community service, but was told that probation officials in his home town of Slough had refused to clear him for physical work.As troubling, survivors rarely get the help they need to heal.Organizations dedicated to serving people with disabilities and Deaf people often have no experience working with victims of crime, while agencies focused on crime and victimization are typically ill-equipped to serve people with differing abilities.Deaf and Hard of Hearing college students are at an increased risk of sexual assault in comparison to their hearing peers.Previous studies demonstrate that although sexual assault rates among college students are high, among the Deaf community, these rates are nearly double.People with disabilities are much more vulnerable to harm.
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Existing efforts to address sexual abuse of children often fail to sufficiently account for children with disabilities, who are at higher risk for abuse than children without disabilities.
In fact, the sexual abuse of children with disabilities has not garnered the attention of policymakers, practitioners, advocates, or community members, and these...
Data suggest that between 50% and 83% of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, with Deaf and Hard of Hearing women more likely to experience sexual assault than Deaf and Hard of Hearing men.
There exists only a small amount of published research regarding Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and sexuality, and an even smaller amount of research has been conducted with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals on the subject of sexual assault.