Increasing Access to PREA Reporting and Services for Incarcerated People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Allison Hastings, Project Director, Activating Change; Blayne Calizo, PREA Compliance Officer, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Detention Services Division; Melissa Duran, PREA Coordinator, Travis County Sheriff’s Office

Incarcerated people who are Deaf or hard of hearing often face communication barriers that make it difficult for them to report sexual abuse and access supportive services. In this webinar, presenters will share some foundational information about Deaf and hard of hearing communities and discuss practical strategies for making PREA reporting and access to outside confidential support accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing people in custody. Two jail practitioners working to implement the PREA standards in their agencies will share lessons they’ve learned about providing language access to Deaf people in custody.

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