PREA and Victim Services in Prison Part I: The Big Picture

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Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention International
Derek Murray, Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International
Christine Kregg, Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International
Gwyn Smith-Downes, Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Cynthia Totten, Esq., Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Robert Dumond, President/Senior Consultant, Consultants for Improved Human Services

This webinar, the first of a two-part series, will guide prison officials, step-by-step, through the process of building programs for responding to inmate survivors of sexual abuse in prisons. Part I will explain how the new PREA standards can be used as a tool for delivering victim services effectively. The training will focus on the role of community-based rape crisis advocates in providing these services and the benefits of early intervention. The webinar will draw on the experiences of prisoner rape survivors to demonstrate to officials how to respond to instances of sexual abuse in a manner consistent with the PREA standards. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Who Should Attend:
State corrections agencies, community rape crisis centers and state sexual assault coalitions, victim services and nonprofit organizations. Other entities that may benefit from this webinar include local corrections agencies; social and human services agencies; criminal justice and corrections nongovernmental organizations; police and prosecutors; and governmental health, social, human services, and criminal justice funding agencies.

Access Part II of this webinar series.