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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • September 8, 2016

    Shining a Light Behind Bars: The Role of Advocates in Prison Audits

    Imagine receiving a phone call one day from a person hired to audit your local prison. The auditor explains that she is assessing the facility’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual abuse, and she wants to know about your work delivering services to prisoners there.

    This is not as far-fetched of a scenario as it may seem. Every year, detention facilities nationwide are audited on their compliance with national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards — including its requirement of providing inmate access to outside rape crisis services. A new JDI webinar, Shining a Light Behind Bars, will explain the PREA auditing process and will review the type of information that advocates are likely to be asked to provide. The webinar will also show advocates how they can participate meaningfully in the audits without compromising their relationships with facilities or, their clients’ confidentiality.

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    • Recorded on
    • Friday
    • August 26, 2016

    Reaching Behind Bars: Crisis Intervention for Incarcerated Survivors

    Sexual abuse behind bars is a devastating crime that can shatter lives. But with high-quality rape crisis services, survivors of this abuse can heal. Reaching Behind Bars, a new webinar by Just Detention International, will guide advocates on helping incarcerated survivors. Specifically, the webinar will review the steps for delivering crisis intervention inside detention settings, where crisis services have long been lacking. Featuring speakers who have expertise in working in prisons and jails, Reaching Behind Bars will give advocates the skills, and the confidence, to help survivors get on the path to recovery.

    Reaching Behind Bars is geared toward advocates who are trained in crisis intervention, but may have limited experience, or no experience at all, in confinement settings. The webinar will use real-life scenarios to illuminate the challenges of this work and how to overcome them.

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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • July 14, 2016

    Upholding Your Principles: Strategies for Protecting Confidentiality for Incarcerated Survivors

    Confidentiality is critical to providing effective services to survivors — and no less so when that person is in custody. In fact, confidentiality takes on a heightened importance behind bars, given the high risk of retaliation facing inmates who report abuse. This webinar will take a close look at corrections staff members’ and advocates’ different perspectives on the issue of confidentiality, and help prepare advocates to negotiate with corrections departments to ensure it. You will learn about the differences between the PREA standards on confidential support services, outside reporting entities, and third-party reporting — and will discuss some of the challenges around having rape crisis centers serve as a reporting mechanism for corrections agencies.

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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • June 16, 2016

    Dear Abby, inmate no. 3255101: Building a Correspondence Program

    Do you want to start a prisoner correspondence program, but not know where to begin? Or have you already started a program, but want tips on how to help survivors when the only way you can communicate is by letter? Then this webinar is for you.

    In this webinar, Dear Abby, inmate no. 3325101: How to Build a Correspondence Program, you’ll learn about developing and running a prisoner correspondence program.

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    • Recorded on
    • Wednesday
    • March 16, 2016

    Learn the Basics: The Prison Rape Elimination Act for Victim Service Providers

    Have you heard about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) but have no idea what the law does or why it matters? Or maybe you have a vague idea, but want more on what it means for victim services providers?

    In this webinar, “Learn the Basics: The Prison Rape Elimination Act for Victim Services Providers,” participants will learn about PREA and the PREA national standards, which seek to end sexual abuse and sexual harassment in detention facilities.

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