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- August 15, 2018
- 3pm Eastern
Please join us and the Resource Sharing Project for Help is on the Line, an exciting webinar on providing crisis hotline services to incarcerated survivors. This webinar will address the challenges facing prisoner rape survivors who seek support, especially those who are held in rural detention facilities. Not only are crisis services far and few between, but many local programs have limited experience in — and limited funding for — giving services behind bars. We will focus on how rape crisis centers can adapt their existing hotline for a correctional setting. It will cover strategies for working with inmates, including how to ensure that calls are kept confidential. The webinar will feature JDI staff, as well as a rape crisis advocate from a rural program who has provided support to incarcerated survivors.REGISTER NOW
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- July 18, 2018
Please join us and the Resource Sharing Project for this enlightening webinar to learn who we are talking about when we say “incarcerated survivors.” Who are they? Are their needs different from survivors “on the outside?” Do you have concerns about whether or not your advocacy skills will transfer into a corrections setting, to working with male survivors, or to working with survivors who may also have been perpetrators? If so, this is the webinar for you. During this webinar, we will unpack some common misconceptions about people in detention and you will hear from incarcerated survivors and advocates who have worked with them about the power of advocacy in their healing. The webinar will feature speakers Just Detention International (JDI) as well as rape crisis advocates and survivors.Watch
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- November 16, 2017
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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- June 30, 2017
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.Watch
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- 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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- December 6, 2016
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.