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About the Project

In 2015, the collaborative team named The Miami Inclusion Alliance (MIA) was created to ensure that persons with disabilities who were also victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault could access services in their community.  We envisioned an environment that is accessible, and safe and promotes dignity and respect for all persons with disabilities affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

The MIA had the overarching goal that our community would begin to see victims/survivors with disabilities, accessing the DV/SA system of care and receiving the services they need. We wanted a coordinated and complementary system of outreach to victims/survivors with disabilities, that would end the disconnect between victims/survivors with disabilities and the domestic violence and sexual assault community.

The Vision of the Project

Our vision is that every agency that serves victims/survivors is accessible, safe, and promotes dignity and respect.

The Mission of the Project

The mission of the Miami Inclusion Alliance (MIA), is to learn about the intersection of disability and domestic violence and/or sexual assault in order to promote a culture of inclusion within and between all collaborating agencies. This Collaboration will implement the necessary changes so that persons with disabilities who are affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault have access to services.

Our Resources

The MIA Institute

The Courthouse Guide

Accessibility Features of the iPad

The MIA YouTube Channel

Other Resources

Power and Control Wheels

For more information about the project or the materials that we have developed, please contact Deborah Dietz at

This project was supported by Grants No. 2015-FW-AX-K001 and No. 2020-FW-AX-K006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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