This webinar was developed to train victim advocates at rape crisis centers who will provide emotional support services to youth survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in detention. America incarcerates more of its young people than any other country in the world, and many of these youth enter the correctional system via the school-to-prison pipeline and/or sexual abuse-to-prison pipeline. Experiences of oppression and trauma are predictors not only of which youth are more likely to enter detention, but of which youth are most vulnerable to abuse while held in custody. A survivor’s status as a youth also requires advocates to take a more proactive approach, rather than wait for calls for help.

This webinar includes information on:

  • the over-representation of LGBTI youth and youth of color in detention
  • the dynamics of sexual abuse in youth facilities
  • how to adapt your services and messaging to youth in detention
  • mandated reporting requirements for advocates serving youth in detention prevention in youth facilities

11/19/19
This webinar was developed to train victim advocates at rape crisis centers who will provide emotional support services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in county jails. The webinar provides useful information about how jails differ from prisons and delves into how women and people with mental illness make up an increasing percentage of the incarcerated population in U.S. county-run jails.

This webinar will:

· increase advocates’ understanding of the unique jail setting

· offer tools for building relationships with jail staff for the provision of emotional support services mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

· discuss ways to support survivors who are preparing to re-enter, or have recently re-entered the community

Facilitator(s):
Kris Mady
Just Detention International

Matthew Van Winkle
Just Detention International

Marsela Rojas-Salas
CALCASA

Resources:
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Providing Rape Crisis Services to Survivors in County Jails