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New Publication Outlines AACs' Available Victim Services

May 4, 2021 / Victim Services

A Black woman with intellectual disabilities sits at a dinner table. She smiles at the camera and holds her hands with her palms under her chin. Her mother sits next to her smiling at her.

When people with disabilities are victims of or witnesses to a crime, forensic interviewers with specialized training in working with people with disabilities can be the best option for gathering court-admissible information about the incident. The victim and/or their family may also need guidance from a specialized victim advocate, who can help them understand their rights and ensure they get the accommodations they need. The Adult Advocacy Centers are offering these services free of charge to partner agencies in Ohio and beyond.

Read more about these important AACs services, including how to request them at your agency, in our new full-color brochure: Forensic Interviewing and Victim Advocacy Services for Survivors with Disabilities.