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Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety Toolkit Survey

Posted in Advocacy, Public Awareness, and Research

The Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety works to ensure that traditionally under-served victims of crime have equal access to victim services and criminal justice interventions. We do this by fostering collaboration among and building the capacity of victim service organizations, population and/or culturally specific service providers, and the criminal justice system. The Center combines research, technical assistance, and training to help policymakers and practitioners’ close gaps in systems and ensure that all survivors of violence have access to the services and support they need and want.

Working in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, the Center on Victimization and Safety is currently creating an online toolkit for a range of audiences. One part of the toolkit is looking at the experiences of people with disabilities with the disability service system.  We are looking to include some short quotes from those who use these systems to help others learn.

If you are interested in sharing and are willing for us to use your first name and where you are from (city/state) we would really like to include your words. Here are some things we would like to know:

1.      How easy is it for you to find disability services where you live? (please indicate whether you are in an urban or rural area) Do you have a lot of choices or is it more limited?

2.      How easy is it for you to travel to disability services where you live? Are services accessible via public transportation? Do you have public transportation? What would be a typical travel time to get to the services?

3.      Is there anything unique about the disability services in your area? Something that is specific to you community.

4.      What are some of the things you really like about the services? What are things that you might not like?

5.      Are there any barriers you face getting disability services in your area?

6.      If you have lived and received services from multiple places (if you have lived in other states, or counties or countries), how would you compare them?

I know this is short notice but please reply to me by September 6th.

Please feel free to share with others.

Leslie Myers, MS, CRC, CCDVC
Senior Program Associate
Vera Center on Victimization + Safety
1111 14th St NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC 20005
T: (630) 486-3367

C: (646) 530-3523
Fax: (202) 941-9407
E-mail: lmyers@vera.org
AIM: Leslie at Vera

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City of Morgantown survey

Posted in Disability, Public Awareness, and Research

The City of Morgantown, West Virginia is preparing its Five Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.  As part of the planning process, the City is conducting a survey to identify residents’ needs in the community, ideas on how the residents would like to see funds under the CDBG Program spent, and fair housing concerns, such as acts of discrimination or barriers that might limit the housing choices of families and individuals. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential questionnaire to the best of your ability.  If you are unsure of an answer, or the question does not apply to you, please feel free to skip that question.  Thank you for your assistance in helping us to identify citizens’ needs and Fair Housing issues in the City.  

In addition, the City of Morgantown cordially invites you to attend an informal discussion and meeting to assist in the development of the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.  The City will host this meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Dorsey’s Knob Lodge, 1115 Fawley Lane, Morgantown, WV 26508. The City’s Development Services Department Staff and our planning consultants will be in attendance to discuss the planning process we are undertaking.

Women’s Health and Disability Study

Posted in Disability, Outreach, and Research

Researchers from the University of Michigan are reaching out to women with physical disabilities in our community to learn about their experiences and important topics related to their gynecological and reproductive health.
This study will involve a focus group that will last about 1 1/2 hours. During the focus group participants will share their feedback and experiences about this area of their health.  To be eligible, you must be between 18 and 50 years old and have had a physical disability for more than 6 months.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card.
For more information:  Call: 734-763-0430 | Email: whdresearch@umich.edu

STEM Survey Accessibility Research Study

Posted in Disability, Outreach, Public Awareness, and Research

STUDY BASICS

Do you have a physical disability? Were you in a science or engineering laboratory course after high school? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to gather information on the experiences of past/present students with physical disabilities using a science or engineering lab. Participants have had a physical impairment while in a STEM laboratory. Involves an online survey.

Please see this link for more details and to see if you qualify to participate.

https://pittplusme.org/studyarms/publicdetails?guid=7bbb61db-fb48-45b1-b250-79ce72d43be6