Incarcerated Survivors

State Assessment Summary 2015
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April, 2015

WCSAP continues to work with the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) to develop and implement a streamlined statewide approach to services for incarcerated survivors of sexual assault in prison and work release facilities. In addition to prison focused work, WCSAP remains actively engaged in dialogues about service provision to survivors in jails and juvenile detention/rehabilitation facilities. WCSAP is continually working to improve…

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Incarcerated Survivors
In Washington State
PDF & Hard Copy
December, 2015

In WCSAP's 2006 issue of Connections, Sexual Assault: Not Part of the Penalty, we explored the issue of sexual assault in correctional facilities. A lot has changed since then. Although the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 to address sexual assault and abuse in prison, it was not until 2012 and 2014 that the final PREA standards that govern implementation of this law took effect.

One thing that has not changed since our last exploration of the issue of…

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Incarcerated Survivors
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February, 2012

This issue of the Digest focuses on research about children and teens that have come into contact with the criminal justice system because they are victims of crime. We know that one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. When these crimes are reported, those individuals typically become involved with the criminal justice system.

As advocates, we recognize that the justice system can be complex, confusing, and often unpredictable. These concerns…

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Child Sexual Abuse, Incarcerated Survivors
in WA Department of Corrections facilities
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December, 2013

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) operates a Sexual Assault Support and Information hotline for people who are incarcerated in Washington State Department of Corrections facilities, and need confidential support related to sexual assault. Calls to this hotline are not recorded, and an incarcerated person is not required to enter their identification number to access it. This service is not limited to support for a sexual assault that happened to them, or that happened while they…

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Incarcerated Survivors
Webinar
April, 2017

This webinar will explain the investigations process and why it may look different from a community investigative process. We will discuss line of questioning and interviewing techniques that you may see used as well as the best way that you can support and educate your client about the process. This workshop will help you better understand the investigation process and enhance your skill set regarding PREA advocacy. WCSAP and OCVA will also provide an update of the state's work regarding…

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Incarcerated Survivors
Webinar
January, 2014

The criminal justice system can be daunting for sexual assault survivors. The realities of this system are unknown by most, and the process is not inherently victim-centered. Final decisions about how a case proceeds and resolves are not ultimately in the control of survivors. However, active advocate involvement from reporting to sentencing can help to ensure that survivors’ voices are heard throughout, their needs are met, and their rights are upheld. When driven by the strength and wishes…

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Incarcerated Survivors, Criminal Justice Process
Serving Incarcerated Survivors
Webinar
June, 2015

The webinar will provide participants with an overview of one of country’s worst human rights crises, the sexual abuse of prisoners. It will highlight ways that advocates can expand services to these survivors, focusing in particular on new opportunities created by Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. Participants will hear about real life experiences of advocates who have worked in facilities and about survivors who have received help to heal. There will be ample time for questions…

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Incarcerated Survivors
DVD
January, 2002

1 videodisc

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero's prison experiences developed into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short Eyes. The resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who retreated to the darker corners of New York City. Narrative…

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Child Sexual Abuse, Incarcerated Survivors, Trafficking & CSEC, LGBTQ
For Incarcerated Persons & Corrections Staff
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2016

The intent of this presentation is to provide a starting place or a template for your program when responding to requests, typically from corrections agencies, for presentations for staff or incarcerated people about advocacy services. The concept of advocacy may be a new one for corrections staff and for incarcerated people. We have included the key points and best practice approaches to discussing the topic and expect you may customize some aspects of the slides to meet your community’s…

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Incarcerated Survivors
PDF
May, 2005

This edition of the "Research and Advocacy Digest" focuses on the issue of prison rape and sexual coercion behind bars. While hard data on sexual assaults in prison is sparse, most of us in society and within the anti-rape movement know that the rape, torture, brutality and sexual assault of inmates by other inmates and staff are part of the fabric of everyday prison life.

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Incarcerated Survivors

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