In Your Reach: Providing Services to Survivors in Rural Detention Facilities
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2014
Time: 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific
(Please note the time in your time zone: 12pm–1:30pm Mountain, 1pm–2:30pm Central, 2pm–3:30pm Eastern)
Description: Is your small, multi-service agency ready to start working with incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse but the nearest detention facility is hours away? Or maybe your agency’s service area is so large that it encompasses several corrections facilities?
In this month’s webinar, we’ll discuss best practices for small and/or multi-service agencies on providing rape crisis services to survivors in facilities that are located far from large cities and towns.
We’ll review some of the unique challenges of working in rural detention facilities, and ways to work around barriers such as distance and a lack of community response teams.
Becca Korby, Executive Director of Healthy Families, a multi-service agency in rural Washington state, will join us to share her strategies for working in a community with multiple needs and limited resources. We’ll end with ample time for questions and answers.
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.