Date: April 30, 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)
This JDI webinar will provide an overview of U.S. detention facilities, covering everything from the culture of corrections to the difference between a prison and jail. This webinar will educate rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers on the criminal justice system and the culture of corrections. Presenters will give an overview of different types of confinement facilities and how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards apply to each type.
Drawing on their extensive experience working with corrections officials, JDI staff will discuss different approaches in the adult and youth systems, goals of corrections officials regarding maintaining safety and security, and common misunderstandings between corrections officials and advocates. This webinar will help advocates to find common ground with corrections officials working in their communities, ensuring incarcerated survivors can get the help they need.
Guest speakers will include longtime advocates and experts from the field.
Who Should Attend:
The session is geared toward advocates, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. The webinar is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.