Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

Crafting Your Program: PREA and Inmate Education in Jails, Part II

Date / Time
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Webinar Host
Just Detention International (JDI)
Presenter (s)
Cynthia Totten, Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Gwyn Smith-Downes, Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Nicole de la Torre, Program Officer, Just Detention International
Captain John Johnson, Inspections and Accreditation Bureau, Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
Lt. Joel Botner, MA, Administrative Officer 3, Reentry Program Services Bureau, Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
Boa Smith, former PREA Peer Educator at California Institution for Women, and Just Detention International Survivor Council Member

Content of the Webinar:
This webinar – the second in a two-part series – will cover how to implement inmate education programs in jails that are compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The session, which is being presented jointly by the National PREA Resource Center and Just Detention International, will focus on crafting comprehensive sexual abuse awareness programs for new arrivals and inmates who are pretrial or already serving a sentence.

Attendees will learn strategies for developing effective inmate education programs in the short-term stay environment of jails, including how to overcome common challenges. Corrections officials and representatives from the inmate peer education program with the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department will share their experiences of creating and implementing such programs.

The presenters will also explain how to develop a successful curriculum for staff-led inmate education program. The training will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

Who Should Attend:
Local corrections officials, law enforcement, prosecutors, civic and non-profit organizations, treatment professionals, and rape crisis counselors.

Click here to view the PowerPoint slides for this webinar.