JDI Regional Training Anaheim

How Did They Do That?! Building Effective, PREA-Compliant Victim Services Programs in Custody Settings

Are you a corrections official or victim advocate looking to create a program that delivers quality rape crisis services to prisoners, or a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding administrator seeking to ensure access to such services? This one-day interactive workshop — organized by Just Detention International (JDI) and held in Anaheim, California, on August 28, 2018 — will provide the answers and resources you need to reach this underserved population. The workshop is also an opportunity to learn from and strategize with agencies and advocates that have developed successful victim services programs.

Click here for more information on the workshop.

Just Detention International is presenting a full-day workshop on delivering victim services for incarcerated survivors. The workshop will offer guidance on creating effective and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)-compliant victim services programs for incarcerated survivors. The all-day event is on Tuesday, August 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott and is a pre-conference event of the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC 2018).

JDI is also sponsoring a track of workshops at NSAC. Click here for a list of JDI workshops.

The workshop will provide space for advocates, corrections officials, and VOCA funding administrators to learn about one another’s roles in responding to sexual abuse in detention. Attendees will hear directly from corrections officials, state coalition representatives, and victim advocates who have collaborated successfully to deliver services to incarcerated survivors. The session will feature dynamic group exercises, and there will be ample opportunity to discuss common challenges, gain familiarity with helpful resources, and pose questions to the speakers and other participants.

This workshop, which is made possible through funding from the Office on Victims of Crime, is free to attend (travel and lodging costs are not covered,) and NSAC registration is not required for this pre-conference training.  Anyone is welcome to register for the event, though it is designed for rape crisis and other advocates; state sexual assault and domestic violence coalition representatives; corrections officials; and VOCA administrators, particularly those based in the western states.

JDI is a nonprofit organization that seeks to bring an end to sexual abuse in all forms of detention. One of our core goals is to ensure that incarcerated survivors get the help that they need and deserve.

How Did They Do That?! is part of a series of regional workshops on helping incarcerated survivors that JDI is holding in cities around the country.

Click here for a list of hotels near the Anaheim Marriott.

Our regional training location is the Anaheim Marriott. We do not have a block of rooms separate from the NSAC room block and you must register for the conference (not just our training,) to book a room in their block. If you are registered for NSAC follow your conference registration directions for reserving a room. If you are registered for our training but you are not attending NSAC, and you need a room, the Marriott may have availability outside of the NSAC room block and rates, otherwise all of the hotels below are within ½ mile of the Marriott.


For more information, please contact:
Linda McFarlane, JDI’s Deputy Executive Director at 213-384-1400 ext.107 or lmcfarlane@justdetention.org or info@justdetention.org.