Autism Acceptance is… advocating for victims with disabilities in the criminal justice system.

National Center on Criminal Justice and I/DDAccording to a study entitled Crimes against People with Disabilities, 1.3 million violent crimes occurred against people with disabilities in 2012. This rate is nearly 3 times that of crimes against people without disabilities. The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability is focused on advocating for victims with disabilities with the intentions of reducing the unnecessary re-victimization of people with disabilities. Through the NCCJD’s Pathways to Justice training program, first responders, attorneys, and victim’s services providers are able to become better suited to prevent victims, witnesses, or offenders with I/DD from falling through any cracks in the justice system. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NCCJD, especially during Victims Rights’ Week April 26th. See our sample social media in the toolkit for ideas on what to post!