Supporting survivors of prison rape


Just Detention International

At this years National Sexual Assault Conference in Hollywood, CA, CALCASA hosted a variety of workshops dedicated to Intervention/Advocacy for advocates working with survivors of sexual violence. Among these workshops was a track dedicated to eliminating prison rape, sponsored by Just Detention International (JDI). This track consisted of 3 workshops, one of which was titled: Addressing Sexual Violence in Detention: the Paths to Recovery Model

Drawing upon the innovative Paths to Recovery program, which provides confidential rape crisis counseling to survivors of sexual assault at two large California state prisons, this workshop offered a model for how community rape crisis centers can implement similar programs in correctional facilities nationwide. Participants learned best practices and practical skills for providing services to this population of survivors and how to form effective partnerships with corrections officials.


Below are materials from this workshop:

The Paths to Recovery Model – Power Point

Hope for Healing: Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Detention

Fact Sheet: The Basics about Sexual Abuse in U.S. Detention

Fact Sheet: Mental Health Consequences of Sexual Violence in Detention

Fact Sheet: LGBTQ Detainees Chief Targets of Sexual Abuse in Detention

To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.

Cindy Marroquin has been in the Violence Against Women field since 2002. Until recently, she worked for Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus – a dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault agency – in Modesto, CA. While there, she created curriculum and facilitated groups for both young children and teens as a part time Youth Specialist. She was also a part time Prevention Educator and was responsible for training and conducting public speaking presentations to diverse audiences on issues pertaining to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Throughout her five years at the agency, she also did a combination of Legal Advocacy, Court Accompaniment, Emergency Room Response, Crisis Intervention and Volunteer Program Coordinator. 

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