DRO releases full, combined report on Sexual Abuse of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
May 3, 2015 / sexual abuse
The full, combined version of Disability Rights Ohio's three-part report on Sexual Abuse of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities is now available. DRO will be presenting the report at the Attorney General's Two Days in May Conference on Victim Assistance on May 4.
Disability Rights Ohio began to research the problem of sexual abuse of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities after receiving many complaints from self-advocates and their families. DRO's research uncovered patterns in the statewide developmental disabilities system that lead to unnecessary vulnerabilities and barriers to justice for individuals with developmental disabilities who experience sexual abuse. The reports have been produced with support from The Disability Abuse Project, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities, The Arc of Ohio, People First of Ohio, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD).