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photo A Set of Two Programs
Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities
From the Video Action Fund

These vitally important new videos focus on meeting the needs of people with physical and developmental disabilities who have been victims of crime - a problem that has been seriously under-reported, even sometimes ignored by government and community agencies. Produced with support from the Office for Victims of Crime, United States Department of Justice.

Note: Each program is provided in three versions: closed-captioned, open-captioned, and audio-described.

In Meet Us Where We Are, we hear the stories of crime victims themselves: how they were victimized first by their attackers or abusers and, in too many cases, victimized again by an insensitive criminal justice system. But we also learn about support services and organizations that have been created to help. This program is intended to educate people with disabilities about their rights and, maybe more importantly, to let them know that they do not have to go through their experience alone. It offers organizations in the disability community a valuable introduction to the kinds of services and assistance their members have a right to expect. 14 Minutes.

The Time is Now is aimed at all those who counsel and advocate for crime victims. It is designed to confront the ignorance and stereotypes which have masked the extent of the problem, while offering practical guidance and concrete models of programs and services which actually work. This video is must viewing for professionals involved in the criminal justice system and law enforcement, for victim service workers and advocates, for social workers and mental retardation specialists, and for all those working with this vulnerable population. 17 Minutes.

31 minutes
© 2000
Purchase $238.00 VHS
Order No. QA-907
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Awards & Conference Screenings
Merit Award & Certificate of Appreciation, Superfest

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To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website