Unpacking PREA: The North Carolina Approach to Victim Services Behind Bars Webinar Series

May 19th – Grounding in Humanity (12:00-1:30pm)

An acknowledgement of the issues/concerns arising in a pandemic. These acknowledgements will be followed by an interactive discussion on social justice and its impact on the movement to end violence.

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June 2nd - PREA 101: The Victim Services Standards (2:00-3:30pm)

An overview of PREA’s victim services requirements. Presenters will share examples of successful partnerships at several North Carolina correctional facilities, demonstrating that putting the required victim services in place also contributes to a strong reporting culture and increased facility safety.

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June 9th – Implementing A Trauma-Informed Approach to Providing Victim Services Behind Bars (2:00-3:30pm)

This webinar will outline how corrections officials and victim advocates can take a trauma-informed approach to victim services provision behind bars – and the benefits to facilities of doing so. Presenters will discuss best practices and current examples from North Carolina correctional facilities.

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June 16th – PREA Reporting Options Explained (2:00-3:30pm)

This webinar will provide a deep dive into the multiple reporting options that facilities must provide for reporting sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Presenters will explain the scope of PREA’s provisions on confidential support, outside reporting and third party reporting — including the victim advocate’s role in reporting.

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June 23rd – Safety and Services for Incarcerated At-Risk Populations, Part I (2:00-3:30pm)

This two-part webinar will present best practices for corrections officials and victim advocates in working with populations who are the most vulnerable to sexual abuse, including inmates who have mental illness or disabilities, those who have experienced prior sexual victimization, and LGBTI inmates. Presenters will discuss the heightened risk these populations face and the distinct challenges they encounter in getting help.

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July 7th – Safety and Services for Incarcerated At-Risk Populations, Part II (2:00-3:30pm)

This two-part webinar will present best practices for corrections officials and victim advocates in working with populations who are the most vulnerable to sexual abuse, including inmates who have mental illness or disabilities, those who have experienced prior sexual victimization, and LGBTI inmates. Presenters will discuss the heightened risk these populations face and the distinct challenges they encounter in getting help.

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July 14th – The PREA Audit: The Roles of Corrections Agencies and Advocates (2:00-3:30pm)

This webinar will explain what a PREA audit is and how corrections facilities can demonstrate meaningful compliance with the victim services standards. Presenters will also discuss the important role of advocates throughout the PREA audit.

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July 21st – The MOU: Strengthening Victim Services Partnerships (2:00-3:30pm)

To close out this series, this webinar will discuss best practices for written agreements between victim advocates and corrections facilities. Using scenarios and examples from North Carolina correctional facilities, presenters will demonstrate how to work through common challenges that arise related to issues such as general protocols for the provision of victim services, confidentiality and mandated reporting.

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