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The use and availability of Assistive Technology in 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 agencies and partnerships 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 and other agencies and partnerships, with identifying and addressing victim safety and accessibility 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 at the agency's or partnership's technology plans and implementation may be necessary to fully ensure it is most effectively addressing victim safety and accessibility concerns.