In this webinar, the presenters discuss Partnering with Community Sexual Assault Response Teams: A Guide for Community Confinement and Juvenile Detention Facilities, a resource guide funded by the Office for Victims of Crime and developed by The Vera Institute of Justice, following a 3-year partnership with the Johnson County, Kansas Department of Corrections. This webinar will focus on how community confinement facilities can leverage existing community expertise to respond to incidents of sexual abuse, namely by creating partnerships with community sexual assault response teams (SARTs).
Vera project lead Allison Hastings and Adult Residential Center Director Antonio Booker (one of two facilities operated by the Johnson County Department of Corrections) walk participants through key aspects of the planning tool included in the guide, discuss how using this guide will aid compliance with PREA standards, and share lessons learned from the pilot project.
This webinar is recommended to staff from state departments of corrections, jails, juvenile agencies, community confinement agencies, and lockups. PREA Coordinators and PREA Compliance Managers are encouraged to attend. Other recommended attendees include members from county SARTs and advocates from victim services and other community-based organizations.