Abuse & Neglect Advocacy
These principles are about DRC's commitment to ending abuse and neglect.
Individuals with disabilities are at a disproportionately higher risk for abuse, neglect, hate crimes, criminal victimization, and criminal prosecution. People with disabilities are at least four to ten times more likely to be victimized than people without disabilities. They also experience higher rates of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse perpetrated by intimate partners. Individuals with an intellectual impairment are at the highest risk of victimization.