Conversations from the Field: Incarcerated Survivors with Mental IllnessMay 6, 2019 0 comments
The loss of community-based treatment options has increasingly funneled people with mental illness into detention centers, which are ill-equipped to help them. Research shows that members of this population face a greater risk of being victimized in detention, and are less likely to be believed should they choose to report. This webinar is a conversation with two professionals about their experiences working with incarcerated survivors with mental illness: Dr. Michael Hewitt is Chief of Mental Health at the CA Institution for Women. Angelina Alvarez is an advocate at Valley Oasis who has provided in-person emotional support to survivors at CSP-Los Angeles County.
Program Coordinator, CALCASA
Jessica Serrano Seipel
Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International
Dr. Michael Hewitt
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
California Institution for Women
Project Coordinator/Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor, Valley Oasis SARS
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