Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

Creating a Safe Space: PREA and Victim Services in Community Confinement

Date / Time
Webinar Host
Just Detention International
Presenter (s)
Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention International
Gwyn Smith Downes, Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Cynthia Totten, Senior Program Director, Just Detention International
Nicole de la Torre, Program Officer, Just Detention International
TBA: Community corrections experts and advocates

Content of the Webinar:
This new webinar, which is being presented jointly by JDI and the National PREA Resource Center, will guide community confinement officials on how to develop – and carry out – plans for responding to sexual abuse in their facilities. The session will offer tips to help facility staff develop a coordinated, emergency response plan. There will also be a section devoted to explaining the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and sexual abuse crisis counseling models, and their effectiveness as tools for preventing and responding to abuse in community confinement settings.

Expert speakers will address the unique challenges of addressing sexual abuse in community confinement, given the wide range of settings and supervision levels that fall into this category, and the short lengths of stay, as well as the limited data available on the incidence of sexual abuse in this setting. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the training.

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.