WEBINARS

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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • November 16, 2017
    • 3.00 PM (EST)

    Mapping it Out: Providing Victim Services for Incarcerated Survivors

    Join the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) and Just Detention International (JDI) for an informative new webinar, “Mapping It Out: Providing Victim Services for Incarcerated Survivors.” In this webinar, we answer victim advocates’ most pressing questions about how to help prisoners who have experienced sexual abuse — either during their incarceration or at some other point in their lives. The webinar covers how to launch a program to serve incarcerated survivors, giving tips on how to negotiate agreements with corrections facilities, what types of services you might consider offering, and how to maintain client confidentiality in a detention setting. “Mapping It Out” introduces a written guide to help advocates who are new to working with survivors behind bars. The webinar features speakers from RSP and JDI, as well as an advocate from a rural rape crisis program that provides services to inmates in a local corrections facility.

     

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    • Recorded on
    • Friday
    • June 30, 2017

    Understanding Corrections: A Culture and Communications Framework for Advocates

    This webinar seeks to help victim services providers navigate partnering with corrections agencies in order to better support incarcerated survivors. The webinar will review the demographics of U.S. adult and youth detention facilities. It delves into questions around corrections culture — specifically, how it differs from, and is similar to, the culture and perspective generally shared by advocates. The expert panelists also discuss how advocates can draw on the similarities between their mission and that of corrections to strengthen victim services partnerships for incarcerated survivors.

    Originally commissioned by the Oregon Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence, the information provided is broadly applicable to advocates around the country. In addition to JDI staff, the webinar features Chief John Johnson of the Miami Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, who is a DOJ-certified PREA auditor and was recently named president of the American Jail Association.

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    • Recorded on
    • Tuesday
    • April 4, 2017
    • 2:00pm–3:30pm Eastern

    Understanding the VOCA Rule Change: A New Opportunity to Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Detention

    Have you wondered how your agency could increase service provision for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse?

    Do you have questions about what the VOCA rule change — which removed the prohibition on using VOCA funding to provide services for incarcerated survivors — means for your work?

    Understanding the VOCA Rule Change, a new webinar from Just Detention International, will give an overview of the rule change and its potential to expand meaningful services for incarcerated survivors. It will also provide detailed guidance and resources for advocates, state coalitions, OVC funding administrators, and anyone who is embarking on corrections-community partnerships for the first time or seeking to ramp up existing services in detention settings. The webinar’s speakers will include an OVC funding administrator who will describe innovative options for increasing services for underserved survivors. A question and answer segment will round out the discussion.

     

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    • Recorded on
    • Tuesday
    • December 6, 2016

    No Bad Victims: Training Advocates on Helping Incarcerated Survivors

    State sexual assault coalitions can play a leadership role in delivering services to incarcerated survivors of rape.

    All survivors of sexual abuse need and deserve quality rape crisis counseling. Period. Yet many prisoners do not receive any such support.

    The good news is that, right now, rape crisis advocates have new opportunities to help these most vulnerable survivors. This is a critical moment for rape crisis centers — thanks to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards, prisons and jails must work to establish partnerships with local providers, so that survivors in their custody can receive the services they badly need.

     

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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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