For many advocates, the prospect of working in detention facilities can be cause for concern. Some advocates fear that providing services inside a prison or jail could put them in harm’s way. Another common worry is that the skills for helping survivors in the community are not transferable to a corrections setting.
This new webinar is designed to address some of these concerns. JDI staff will walk you through four challenging scenarios for advocates working in detention. The scenarios include providing hospital accompaniment for a prisoner rape survivor, holding a session inside a jail, answering a hotline call, and answering survivor letters. The webinar will be interactive and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end.
The webinar is geared toward rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This series of webinars is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.