Abuse, Neglect, and Crimes against People with Disabilities Helpful Links

Helpful Links

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Crimes, Office for Victims of Crime; Crimes Against People with Disabilities conducts national crime victimization surveys that include information about the disability status of crime victims.  Data collected by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office for Victims of Crime is available 2009-2015 Statistical Tables.

The California Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse investigates and prosecutes abuse, neglect, and fraud in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. You can file a complaint with them by sending a written complaint by email or mail or calling their hotline.

The local police department or sheriff’s department or 911.

The county Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) or call the state LTCO crisis phone number at 1-800-231-4024

The California Department of Public Health (DPH) licenses health facilities and investigates complaints of abuse, neglect and bad care. There are different district offices that oversee facilities by county.

The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (CCL) investigates complaints of abuse, neglect and bad care and conditions in licensed community facilities, such as group homes and board care homes. Where you make a complaint depends on the type of facility.

Jessica Butler, How Safe is The Schoolhouse? An Analysis of State Seclusion and Restraint Laws and Policies. (December 31, 2016)

The U.S. Department of Education, Fact Sheet: Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities. (December 28, 2016). This fact sheet, issued by the U.S. Department of Education, addresses questions regarding federal laws that touch upon restraint and seclusion. It also includes information for filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.

U.S. Department of Education, Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (May 2012). This is a resource guide for school districts and state regarding 15 principles to reducing and eliminating restraint and seclusion in schools.  

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights collects data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation’s public schools. The Civil Rights Data Collection collects a variety of information including data regarding restraint and seclusion in schools.  The most recent data pertains to the 2013-2014 school year.