I previously posted a podcast about victims with disabilities, after having provided a training to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office on how to best approach a case involving a victim with a disability. This is part 2 of the Victims with Disabilities series of the Legally Abled Podcast, where I provide the actual statistics on victims with disabilities in the U.S. If you are a person with a disability or you know and care for a person with a disability, it is important that you know what the current state of victimization is involving people with disabilities. Once you know how prevalent this problem is, you can start to understand how important it is to arm yourself with legal and practical knowledge as to how you can best protect yourself if you are ever faced with this situation.
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This week I was honored to present a training to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s office in Lansing, MI about victims with disabilities.
In recent years, there have been some major cases reported of crimes against people with disabilities. In this podcast I dive deeply into these cases, some of which are graphic in nature (NSFW and may not be suitable for children). I find that these cases are not reported in the media frequently enough on a national level, and for this reason most people are not aware of the brutality that is sometimes used against people with disabilities. I recommend that you listen to my description of these cases so you can fully empathize and get a well-rounded picture of the larger problem. I highlight these cases, so we can evaluate and identify how to assess situations involving victims with disabilities and implement systemic change to empower people with disabilities and create a safer environment for them to thrive.
This podcast also discusses how the criminals in these cases start displaying violent criminal behavior against people with disabilities from a young age. Many of the cases I talk about involve teenagers who commit violent crimes against people with disabilities, and we need to address how to train young people to better respect people with disabilities, and to not seek approval by posting violence on social media apps.
I also discuss strategies for helping someone with a disability explain and report what happened. In this podcast I explain communication methods and accommodations that can help when attorneys and loved ones are trying to ascertain the details of a crime in an effort to help a person with a disability.
In Part 2 of this episode, which will be posted later this week, I will go more into the specific statistics of crimes against people with disabilities in the recent past and studies published on this topic. So have a listen to this episode to learn about current events pertaining to this problem and to gain an understanding of why this is important and how you can help, and then tune in to our next episode to learn about the statistics of incidence of crime against people with disabilities and important and compelling research on the topic.
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I am thrilled to announce that the first episode of the Legally Abled podcast has arrived! This podcast is for people with disabilities, and those who care about people with disabilities. I have several amazing guests lined up including disability specialists, people with disabilities, people who work in the disability field, family members of people with disabilities, advocates, experts, and more!! Please have a listen and subscribe and rate us in the itunes podcast app!
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