The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYDOCCS), with funds from they FY2011 PREA Zero-Tolerance demonstration site grants, worked with The Moss Group, Inc. to develop two Inmate Education & Orientation films for NYDOCCS inmates along with Facilitator Guides. While reviewing these resources, please keep in mind that much of the information is specific to NYDOCCS agency operations and may not be applicable to other agencies. See below for links to the videos.
The purpose of this film, Ending Sexual Abuse Behind the Walls: An Orientation, is to increase sexual safety for inmates.The approach to this work included a focus group process, with inmate groups as well as staff groups. The films are “by inmates, for inmates” in their own words. Staff highlighted in the film provide information stressing a zero tolerance policy; reporting mechanisms; and services available to inmates.
The Ending Sexual Abuse Behind the Walls: An Orientation film, in concert with this guide, provides staff with a useful resource and a forum to answer inmates’ questions around sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and fosters a culture that is conducive to sexual safety.