Not Alone: How to Help Transgender Survivors in Detention (Part 2)

This is the second webinar of a two-part series for rape crisis advocates who want to provide services to transgender survivors of sexual abuse in detention.

“Not Alone: How to Help Transgender Survivors in Detention (Part 2)” focuses on direct advocacy strategies, including legal and systems advocacy and the specific protections for transgender inmates in the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards. We hear from a representative from the Transgender Law Center, who talks about her experience working with transgender survivors as a psychologist in California state prisons and provides an overview of legal advocacy strategies for victim services providers. We also hear from an advocate who has provided direct services to transgender inmates in Washington, DC. She discusses her experience advocating for transgender survivors behind bars, and ways to collaborate with corrections staff.