Conversations from the Field: Incarcerated Survivors with Mental Illness

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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.

Facilitator(s):
Juliana Baez
Program Coordinator, CALCASA

Jessica Serrano Seipel
Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International

Guest Speaker(s):
Dr. Michael Hewitt
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
California Institution for Women

Angelina Alvarez
Project Coordinator/Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor, Valley Oasis SARS

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