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New Project Announcement!

CIR Receives Grant Funding To Expand Work On Training For Those Who Serve Victims With Disabilities

CIR, Inc. was recently awarded $75,000 of grant funding by Ability Central to develop a new project called Serving California’s Survivors with Disabilities. CIR’s mission is to apply research-based solutions to real-world problems using evidence-based programs and practices. The funds received will support specialized training/technical assistance to expand training opportunities that educate professionals to better communicate with and serve persons with disabilities who are victims of crime.  

Ability Central, based in Oakland, California, is a nonprofit organization serving as an educator, convener, and resource for people who are Deaf and disabled and the organizations that support them. Since 2010, Ability Central has been working to transform the field of communications and information access so that all individuals can realize their right and ability to receive information and express themselves.

The Serving California’s Survivors with Disabilities project aims to meet the need of service providers lacking knowledge on how to work with clients with disabilities. CIR will present 4 virtual events focused on four populations: victims who are deaf or hard of hearing, victims with intellectual disabilities, victims with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and child victims with disabilities who are survivors of sexual assault. Training will include strategies that can be used to more effectively communicate and serve clients with disabilities.

For more information about this project, please contact Crystal Cardenas, Project Director.