The World of Corrections (Part 1): Tips for the “First Termer” Advocate

This is the first in a two-part webinar series called “The World of Corrections.”

Here in Part 1, we discuss the structure and culture of correctional institutions — including some basic information about corrections facilities and the key players in a facility’s hierarchy — and how advocates can navigate those institutions to better serve incarcerated survivors.

Drawing on their extensive experience working with corrections officials and incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse, presenters discuss the dynamics between security and mental health staff and give practical tips to help create positive interactions with corrections staff. Presenters include a former corrections officer and mental health practitioner, and a JDI staff member and former inmate.