Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services (DVAS)
Keri Darling founded and serves as the Director of Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services (DVAS) which serves Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and deaf-blind victims of crimes in the state of Vermont. In 2001, DVAS was recognized by the Vermont Crime Victim's Rights week for providing exceptional help to service providers with trainings on how to communicate and serve Deaf victims better. Keri has extensive experience in developing outstanding training curricula that reflect best practices when serving deaf or hard-of-hearing victims. She has experience delivering hundreds of trainings on a national, state and local level, developing communication cards, developing needs assessments, providing technical assistance for specialized program development, and participating in CCR teams sharing her Deaf perspective.