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