This webinar, intended for rape crisis centers, provides tools to initiate a partnership with their local jail with the ultimate goal of developing an MOU and setting up a reliable and sustainable victim services program for survivors behind bars. It is designed for advocates and agencies who are developing a new MOU or negotiating improvements to an existing MOU.
This webinar will:
- Increase RCC’s understanding of their roles and responsibilities in developing an MOU with their local jail
- Offer tools for building relationships with jail staff for the provision of emotional support services mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
- Demonstrate examples of language that should be included and avoided in an MOU with a county jail
- Partnering with Corrections: MOU Office Hours Slides (512 downloads)
- MOU Template for Victim Services Agreement with California State Prisons (5 downloads)
- Exhibit A: Contact List (4 downloads)
- Exhibit E2- Rape Crisis Counselor/Victim Advocate Information Sheet (6 downloads)
Being locked up can be a traumatizing experience — especially for survivors of sexual abuse. In this webinar, we look at how incarceration itself can trigger extreme distress due to the loss of bodily autonomy and the isolation from loved ones. The webinar also touches on the inadequacy of correctional health care and the failure of many rehabilitation programs to address trauma. The webinar features a pre-recorded conversation with Johanna Hudnall, a member of JDI’s Survivor Council.
This webinar, intended for rape crisis counselors, provides an overview of the prevalence of mental illness in US detention facilities, reveals the inadequacy of mental health care provided by jails and prisons, and lays out best practices for advocates who provide rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors who have a mental illness.
This webinar is a continuation of Setting Up Rape Crisis Services for Incarcerated Survivors. It is designed for advocates and agencies who have completed internal preparations and are ready to begin providing rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. It provides guidance for advocates in how to best provide emotional support services to incarcerated survivors via hotline and written correspondence, during forensic exams, and in person.
This webinar is designed for advocates and agencies who are preparing to provide rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. It includes an overview of detention in the United States and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), as well as guidance for fostering partnerships with corrections staff and creating internal protocols for the provision of rape crisis services in prisons and jails. This presentation is continued in Part 2, Providing Rape Crisis Services to Incarcerated Survivors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made accessing rape crisis support services extremely difficult— especially for survivors behind bars. During this virtual gathering, recorded on April 2, JDI and CALCASA staff answer questions and provide support to advocates working to ensure incarcerated survivors continue to receive services vital to their healing.
We offer the recording of this conversation as a supplement to official sources of information on this evolving public health crisis, in order to continue to center incarcerated survivors. Even in the best of times, the stories and needs of incarcerated survivors are frequently disregarded. Incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment continue to need the lifeline of rape crisis services and advocacy provided by Victim Advocates via letter and hotline to an even greater degree during COVID-19.
Self-Led Workshops to Mail to Clients Who are Incarcerated
(developed by A Window Between Worlds)