One of the goals of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is to ensure that survivors who are incarcerated receive a level of care that is as close as possible to what is available to those in the outside community. This includes having an advocate to accompany them during the forensic exam following an assault. This webinar provides advocates guidance on best practices during exams, ensuring follow-up services for incarcerated survivors, and working with Release of Information forms (ROIs).

Facilitator(s):
Juliana Baez
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, CALCASA

Kris Mady
Program Officer, Just Detention International

Matthew Van Winkle
Program Officer, Just Detention International

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08/24/17

People with disabilities are drastically overrepresented in U.S. prisons and jails. Often perceived as vulnerable, these people face a heightened risk of sexual victimization while incarcerated. This webinar provides advocates with information around how a disability can put an individual at risk for being sexually victimized, and assists advocates in developing their advocacy skills and resources to provide timely crisis services to incarcerated survivors with disabilities.

Facilitator(s):
Juliana Baez
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, CALCASA

Matthew Van Winkle
Program Officer, Just Detention International

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10/19/17

This webinar is a free-ranging and in-depth discussion between Liliana Olvera-Arbon and Tom Faust, former Director of the Washington D.C. Department of Corrections. Tom is a corrections officer of national standing, with a commitment to ensuring the safety of those who are incarcerated. His inside perspective, gained over a career in corrections leadership, provides valuable insight to rape crisis advocates seeking better partnerships with their facilities.

Facilitator(s):
Liliana Olvera-Arbon
Program Coordinator, CALCASA

Gwyn M. Smith-Downes
Senior Program Director, Just Detention International

Guest Speaker(s):
Tom Faust
The Moss Group

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This online module is intended to serve as an introduction to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s conservation camps program. This training was designed for victim advocates at CA rape crisis centers who have an MOU with a CDCR institution in their service area that operates one or more of these conservation camps. Although it is corrections agencies and not rape crisis centers that comply with PREA, the participation of outside advocates is crucial in helping PREA serve its purpose. While their means to do so may be limited, survivors living at fire camps have the same rights to your services as their fellow prisoners at the parent facilities.

Facilitator(s):
Matthew Van Winkle
Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International

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Rape crisis center advocates wear many hats and take on many roles. They typically identify the needs of those who are underrepresented in hopes that they can facilitate all of the items of their checklists of needs. Sustaining Our Services, Sustaining Ourselves was developed as a tool to begin the conversation regarding the sustainability of services and how it may look from a variety of perspectives. It also spends some time talking about realistic expectations to ensure that all survivors especially those in detention have access to victim services in the long run.

Facilitator(s):
Juliana Baez
Program Coordinator, CALCASA

Matthew Van Winkle
Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International

Resources:
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The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and Just Detention International (JDI) are pleased to announce the arrival of a new toolkit specifically for victim advocates!  Access for All: A Guide for Serving Incarcerated Survivors is a product of the CA Advancing PREA Project, funded by the Office of Emergency Services. The project allows CALCASA and JDI the unique opportunity to offer CA rape crisis centers that provide services to survivors who are incarcerated within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) system training and technical assistance in building strong relationships and sustainable agreements for the provision of victim services.

Access for All contains concrete information which can help you and your agency strengthen your work in detention, such as who is incarcerated in America, which incarcerated communities are more vulnerable to abuse, and checklists to help you make the most of facility tours and meetings with correctional staff.  Although this toolkit was written with an emphasis on the partnership between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the information and resources it contains can be used by advocates nationwide to build their own programs. Included in an exhaustive page of hyperlinked Resources and at the CALCASA site are:

Template MOUs

CDCR’s Department Operations Manual (DOM)

Dress code for CDCR Visitors/Volunteers

Sample protocol for Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, developed by Coalition for Family Harmony

Statewide RCC Service Area Key for CDCR Institutions

Sample “Help Is Available” posters

Archived webinars on serving incarcerated survivors and vulnerable/under-served communities

CA Advancing PREA Online Modules and Facilitator’s Guides

Please let CALCASA know how you are using this toolkit! For questions or support please email at [email protected].

The Advancing PREA Team Introduces the Access for All: A Guide for Serving Incarcerated