The use and availability of Assistive Technology in non-profit victim service programs and agencies is a critical component of ensuring accessible and safe services for victims and survivors. This tip sheet briefly highlights: how different assistive technologies work; how Office of Violence Against Women (US DOJ-OVW) grantees are or might use assistive technology; and, several benefits, risks and considerations around safety planning, confidentiality, and informed consent.
This piece was created by the NNEDV Safety Net Project to assist U.S. DOJ Office of Violence Against Women (DOJ-OVW) grantees, (agencies and partnerships) and grant reviewers with identifying and addressing victim safety concerns that can arise from using technology. This technology safety tip sheet is meant to help with issue spotting. It is understood that a more in-depth look of the grantee’s technology plans and implementation may be necessary to fully ensure a grantee is most effectively addressing victim safety concerns.
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