Prevent Sexual Violence & Abuse

Issue: National data shows that individuals with I/DD experience sexual violence at a rate seven times higher than others who do not have a disability, with 66% of sexual violence incidents perpetrated by someone they know – whether staff, relative, intimate partner, or other acquaintance.

Our goal: Investing in data collection and evaluation – while enhancing evidence-based training and education – will help prevent perpetration of sexual violence against people with I/DD, protecting their human rights.

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault “What Is Sexual Violence?

National Public Radio “Abused and Betrayed” investigative series

Office of Developmental Primary Care’s “Our Sexuality, Our Health

Sexual Violence Prevention