Category Archives: Public Showcase

Public videos to appear on the front page.

Tips on Buying and Thawing a Turkey

  • Tips on Buying and Thawing a Turkey

From the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the public health agency in the USDA.

Starbucks: Teach Baristas Sign Language

  • Starbucks: Teach Baristas Sign Language

Starbucks recently opened an ASL store.  This video interviews Starbucks employees about a request to teach baristas ASL.

They chose a block of H Street Northeast for its inaugural ASL store because of its proximity to Gallaudet University, the world's only liberal arts university for the deaf and hard of hearing.

What is Domestic Violence?

  • What is Domestic Violence?

This video explains what domestic violence is and where to get help.

Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

  • Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Published on Jan 28, 2015

Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of sexual and domestic violence than their hearing counterparts, but are often shut off from victim services and supports that are ill-equipped to respond to their unique needs. As a result, they are denied access to services that could help them safely flee from abuse, heal from trauma, and seek justice after they have been harmed. This policy brief offers practical suggestions for expanding and enhancing Deaf survivors’ access to victim services and other supports.

Nancy Smith, the director of Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety, and Erin Esposito, the executive director of Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV), discuss emerging research on the needs of Deaf survivors.

Read Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence at http://www.vera.org/pubs/special/serv...

The Vera Institute of Justice is an independent, nonprofit research and policy organization that combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

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