In Practice: Providing In-Person Services Behind Bars
Date: July 23, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific
(Please note the time in your timezone: 12pm–1:30pm Mountain, 1pm–2:30pm Central, 2pm–3:30pm Eastern)
How do you provide face-to-face counseling when your client is locked up, possibly in the same place as the perpetrator? How do you maintain confidentiality when you have to go through security to see your client?
In this month’s webinar for rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers, we’ll go over the specifics of how to set up in-person services in detention facilities, including ways to maintain confidentiality and work within facility rules. We will also cover tips for entering a facility and what you might expect once you’re inside.
We’ll be joined by several advocates who will talk about their own programs, including some of their successes and challenges when meeting with survivors in a variety of detention facilities. We’ll end with ample time for questions and answers.
The webinar is geared toward advocates, 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.