This kind of abuse refers to physical, psychological, or sexual mistreatment, abuse, or neglect of a person with disabilities by a relative or caregiver.
Some indicators of legal issues
What the clients may say:
- Other people are making decisions about my health care without asking me first.
- Other people are taking advantage of me because I have a disability.
- My personal support worker does not listen to me when I try to talk about my needs.
- While I always leave my friend some money to buy me groceries, I have noticed that money has also been missing from my wallet lately.
Legal Services and Information
|Ontario Legal Information Centre||COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…|
|University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic||Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…|
|Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime||Victims support group assists victims and survivors of violent crimes by helping themServices obtain needed services and resources deal with post-trial agencies obtain long-term emotional…|
|ABLE2 - Fetal Alcohol Resource Program||COVID-19 (16 Jul 2021): Staff can be reached by phone or email. Virtual programs only.Support for individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their…|
|Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities||COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…|
|Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Program||Provides four hours of free legal advice to those who qualify by phone or in person from one or more lawyers on referral list service…|