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    • Wednesday
    • March 16, 2016
    • 11am-12:30pm pacific

    Learn the Basics: The Prison Rape Elimination Act for Victim Services 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? Then this webinar is for you.

    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.

    Participants will gain an understanding of the basics of PREA, including the law’s history, its key provisions, and its impact. The speakers will review the victim services guidelines in the PREA standards, covering the types of services that corrections officials must provide to incarcerated survivors.

    Finally, the speakers will discuss some common misunderstandings about what the PREA standards do and don’t require of victim services providers. We’ll end with ample time for questions.

    The 90-minute webinar is intended for staff at rape crisis centers and other victim services agencies who want to work with survivors of sexual abuse in detention. No other prior knowledge is needed. This series of webinars is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

    A closed captioned recording of this webinar will be posted on JDI’s YouTube channel within one week after the webinar. If you require any additional assistance, please email us at caparicio@justdetention.org.

    For more resources on providing services to incarcerated survivors (including other webinars), please visit justdetention.org/service-provider-resources.