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Connecting on Disability and Abuse
With research showing that people with mental or behavioural disorders are four times more likely to be victimized than those without, Crime Prevention Ottawa believes in giving a voice to the voiceless. Connecting on Disability and Abuse (CODA) is a community-based initiative with the goal of developing community capacity to address abuse and disability issues through prevention and education.
CODA provides an open forum for discussion, conducts research and defines emerging priorities to influence policy, legislative, funding and service decisions. The group also advocates for the rights and needs of people with disabilities. Our goal is to break the silence around issues of abuse and disability and to develop effective partnership networks and initiatives. See our Terms of Reference and Definition of Abuse.
The committee meets every two months. To join CODA or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For research on this topic, visit our Disability and Abuse Publications page.