oa News and Views for Magistrates - Complainants with intellectual disabilities in rape cases : she can't possibly cope in court, can she?
|Article Title||Complainants with intellectual disabilities in rape cases : she can't possibly cope in court, can she?|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||News and Views for Magistrates|
|Publication Date||Jul 2004|
|Pages||4 - 5|
Extracted from text ... NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES 4 The Sexual Abuse Victim Empowerment programme (SAVE) at Cape Mental Health Society (CMH). CMH is a NGO which offers mental health services to indigent people living in the community in Cape Town. While sexual assaults on clients with intellectual disabilities (ID) are not new to CMH, a spe - cialized programme was put in place in 1990 in response to requests from the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Regional Court personnel for assistance. International literature exists on the increased vulnerability of disabled people to abuse and their difficulties obtaining redress (for example, McCarthy ..
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