This webinar introduces a PowerPoint presentation and facilitators guide to RCC staff who will train volunteers and advocates at their agency about how to best serve survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment who are incarcerated. This webinar will:

  • enhance attendees’ ability to train volunteers and advocates who will answer hotline calls and provide forensic exam accompaniment to incarcerated survivors.
  • provide recommendations and special considerations to optimize the training provided on this topic
  • introduce 2 documents that have been developed for use in advocate trainings:

A PowerPoint presentation, which can be customized to include information about your agency and your local detention facilities.

a slide-by-slide facilitator’s guide which includes a script, discussion prompts, and additional information to enhance your training



Matthew Van Winkle
Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International


John Finley

Senior Policy Associate, CALCASA


Kris Mady

Senior Program Officer, Just Detention International



Link to PowerPoint presentation:

Link to facilitator’s guide:


For help or support on this topic please contact:
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The founding mothers of the movement against sexual assault, Gloria Sandoval, Chief Executive Director of STAND! For Families Free of Violence, Beckie Masaki, Co-Driector of the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, and Alva Moreno, former Director of Sexual Assault Crisis Services at YWCA Greater Los Angeles, gave insight into their many years of work in the field.

Read their bios here.

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, was introduced by Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women and shared her goals for the movement against sexual assault with the 2015 National Sexual Conference plenary session audience.

Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, overseeing the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, and chairing the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Ms. Jarrett has worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates behind efforts to strengthen and improve access to the middle class, to boost American businesses and our economy, and to champion equality and opportunity for all Americans. From ongoing campaigns to end sexual assault, raise the minimum wage, advocate workplace policies that empower working families, and promote entrepreneurship and early childhood education, Ms. Jarrett has helped the President develop a broad coalition of partners to execute a robust agenda.

Ms. Jarrett came to the White House with a background in both the public and private sectors, having served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company in Chicago, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, Commissioner of Planning and Development, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
She also served as Co-Chair of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, and the director of corporate and not-for-profit boards including Chairman
of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.

Lilia Garcia-Brower, Executive Director of the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund, delivered an energetic message to the plenary audience on the final day of the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference on September 4.

Lilia García-Brower is Maya’s mami and the executive director of the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund (MCTF). The MCTF is a statewide janitorial compliance organization that investigates cleaning companies for employment law violations. Through its efforts, the MCTF has won more than 65 million in back wages and has brought in more than 6000 jobs from the predatory underground economy into the formal economy. Lillia was featured in the 2015 Frontline documentary Rape on the Night Shift.

Kamilah Willingham, Program and Outreach Director, California Women’s Law Center, gave an inspiring keynote to close the opening session at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference on September 2, 2015.
Kamilah Willingham is an outspoken advocate and activist dedicated to gender equality, social justice, and human rights. She currently works as a Program and Outreach Director at the California Women’s Law Center. She previously worked for Just Detention International (JDI), an organization dedicated to ending sexual abuse in detention. Kamilah was recently featured in the documentary film The Hunting Ground, in which she spoke about her experience reporting her sexual assault to Harvard Law School when she was a student there. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College.

More videos of plenary addresses and workshops will be available in coming weeks


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