More than 11 million people in the United States are Deaf, deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, or Deaf-Blind. Research indicates deaf people report experiencing victimization at higher rates, but a lack of accessible resources and trauma-informed services for American Sign Language (ASL) speakers makes it difficult for deaf people to report crimes and access support. In response to these issues, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in 2017 began funding Barrier Free Living (BFL), a provider of services for survivors of domestic violence and their families, to increase access to direct services for deaf survivors and increase local stakeholders' awareness of deaf survivors' needs through its Deaf Services (DS) program.
In 2019, Urban, in collaboration with Gallaudet University and NORC at the University of Chicago, began a multimethod process evaluation of BFL's DS program to document its implementation and assess to what extent it achieved its intended goals.
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- Gallaudet University
- National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago
- Urban Institute
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- Manhattan Distric Attorney's Office
- North America / United States (Northeastern) / New York / Bronx County / New York City (Bronx)
- North America / United States (Northeastern) / New York / Kings County / New York City (Brooklyn)
- North America / United States (Northeastern) / New York / Manhattan County / New York City (Manhattan)
- North America / United States (Northeastern) / New York / Queens County / New York City (Queens)
- North America / United States (Northeastern) / New York / Richmond County / New York City (Staten Island)
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