National Research

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National Study on Crime against Persons with Disabilities, 2007 Conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, United States Department of Justice, this study presents the first estimates of crime against people with disabilities measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey. The report focuses on the victimization experiences of people with disabilities and compares disability types, victim characteristics and crime characteristics, such as reporting crime to the police and the presence of weapons during the crime. The study also compares the statistics against those of people without disabilities.

Empowerment for Americans With Disabilities: Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment Report, October 2007 Conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, United States Department of Justice, this study presents the first estimates of crime against people with disabilities measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey. The report focuses on the victimization experiences of people with disabilities and compares disability types, victim characteristics and crime characteristics, such as reporting crime to the police and the presence of weapons during the crime. The study also compares the statistics against those of people without disabilities.

Quadrennial Quality of Life Reviews

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Report of the 2nd Quadrennial Quality of Life Review This 2009 report focuses on 19 significant areas in which the Department of Defense has undertaken major initiatives to improve the quality of life of service members and their families.

Report of the 1st Quadrennial Quality of Life Review This report highlights matters affecting the quality of life of members of the armed forces in relation to the National Security Strategy of the United States. The report articulates a caring leadership who understand the sacrifices and demands of the military lifestyle and reiterates the department’s commitment to underwrite family support.