People with disabilities have always had a voice. We’re just teaching the world different ways to listen.

Two women talkingOhio will be the first state to develop the Adult Advocacy Centers model – one-point facilities equipped to provide holistic, accessible, trauma-informed services to adult crime victims with disabilities.

Plans are in motion for 10 regionally located centers, each housing a training center and providing space and coordination for a multi-disciplinary team that will include law enforcement, prosecutors, medical staff, victim advocates, mental health specialists, forensic interviewers and representatives from each of Ohio’s disability-specific agencies. An RV mobile unit with medical and a forensic interview room will also give us the flexibility to serve the people who need us, no matter where they are.

Read more about the AACs model.

For more information about the AACs or Project FIND, email us at contact@adultadvocacycenters.org. Reporters, send your interview requests to media@adultadvocacycenters.org.

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