Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

JDI Webinar - It Starts With You: Victim Advocates and the New Federal Standards to Stop Prisoner Rape

Date / Time
Presenter (s)
Gary Dennis, Ph.D., Sr. Policy Advisor for Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Bea Hanson, Acting Director, Office on Violence Against Women
Jan Lastocy, Survivor Council Member, Just Detention International
Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention International
Troy Isaac, Survivor Council Member, Just Detention International
Tim Ryan, Director, Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women
Gwyn Smith-Downes, Sr. Program Director, Just Detention International
Cynthia Totten, Esq., Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Jenni Trovillion, Co-Director, National PREA Resource Center

Content of the Webinar:
The Prison Rape Elimination Act standards are an historic achievement that have dramatically increased the potential to end the crisis of sexual assault in detention. For victim advocates, the standards will mean more opportunities to expand services through better access to resources and the chance to build new partnerships.

In this webinar, led by a panel of experts, advocates will learn how to use the standards as a tool to develop and expand their work with survivors. The webinar will also feature survivors talking about their experiences behind bars and about their own role as advocates. At the end of the session, participants will have time to ask questions. 

Who Should Attend:
Rape crisis community centers and state sexual assault coalitions, victims’ services and nonprofit organizations. Other entities that may benefit from this webinar include local and state correctional agencies; social and human services, criminal justice and correctional nongovernmental organizations; and governmental health, social, human services, and criminal justice funding agencies.