Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention International
Gwyn Smith-Downes, Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Derek Murray, Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International
Cecilia Chung, Member of the San Francisco Health Commission and JDI Survivor Council Member
Robert Dumond, LCMHC, Mental Health Program Manager, Merrimack County Department of Corrections/ 6th Circuit-District Division-Concord Mental Health Court
Jack Kavanagh, Director, Howard County, Maryland Department of Corrections
Content of the Webinar:
This webinar, the first of a two-part series, will guide jail officials, step-by-step, through the process of building programs for responding to inmate survivors of sexual abuse in jails. 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 sexual abuse survivors behind bars to demonstrate to officials how to respond to instances of sexual abuse in a manner consistent with the PREA standards. There will be a question and answer period.
Who Should Attend:
Large and small jails, 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.