Peace Over Violence’s Deaf, Disabled & Elder (DDE) Services Program is committed to extending accessible services for victims of sexual and domestic violence who are deaf, hard of hearing, have a disability and/or elder individuals.
As a victim/survivor of sexual and/or domestic violence you have the right to survive and thrive, which means that you have the right to request everything that you need to make the transition from victim to survivor.
Peace Over Violence’s Deaf, Disabled and Elder Services provides:
Educational Support Groups
Hospital, Court and Facility Accompaniment
Personal security awareness and self-defense training adapted to ability
Professional training and consulting support to community based agencies about deaf, disabled and elder issues and services
All of Peace Over Violence’s services are available in English, Spanish & American Sign Language.
Jayne is Deaf and also has pretty involved physical disabilities. A friend who saw that she was in need of counseling and legal advocacy referred her to Peace Over Violence. Jayne had both criminal and civil court domestic violence cases that she needed help navigating. Jayne experienced both domestic and sexual abuse by her husband. Together they have 2 daughters. Both girls live with their mother.
Jayne received Peace Over Violence Intervention services including one on one counseling, domestic violence prevention education (15 units) and nonviolent parenting education (15 units). Jayne also received legal assistance from Peace Over Violence to obtain a restraining order, divorce and custody of her 2 children. We provided accompaniment and advocacy for court-required mediation and for all court hearings. Her divorce is final, she has custody of her children, her restraining order is in place and she is able to move forward with her life. Jayne’s counselor/advocate referred her to Five Aces Deaf Unit for counseling and support for the children. We referred her to GLAD (Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness) for assistance with other needs.