Incarcerated Survivors

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January, 2015

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law in 2003 and in 2012, the Department of Justice standards that govern its implementation in most types of detention facilities were finalized. The purpose of these standards is to tell facilities that are covered under PREA, what they need to do in order to be compliant. A number of these standards relate to a facility's responsibility to provide incarcerated survivors with access to sexual assault advocacy services. It was the…

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Incarcerated Survivors
Not Part of the Penalty
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February, 2006

The rates of sexual assault in prisons are so enormous that it is necessary to balance the infrastructure of incarcerated systems beyond quasi-methodologies and policies. Balance does not suggest that inmates are entitled to luxurious accommodations, but neither should they be housed in a controlled environment where sexual assault and rape are intermixed in the culture of jails, adult prison systems, and juvenile institutions.

The premise of this issue is not to evoke or deter…

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Incarcerated Survivors
The Girls' Story
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August, 2015

…Sexual abuse is one of the primary predictors of girls’ entry into the juvenile justice system.

This report lays out three main entry points into the juvenile justice system for girls who have experienced child sexual abuse, and provides practical suggestions for dismantling the pipeline and advocating for policy changes.

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Child Sexual Abuse, Incarcerated Survivors
A Resource for Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Assault
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January, 2015

The audience for this bilingual (Spanish/English) brochure is people in incarceration or detention who have experienced sexual assault, either during their incarceration or in the community. It was developed to help survivors understand the role of an advocate, and how connecting with an advocate can help them. For advocates working with correctional facilities, this brochure is designed without staples, and can be distributed to correctional facilities for placement in their libraries,…

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A Resource for Corrections Professionals
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January, 2015

This audience for this brochure is corrections professionals. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires correctional facilities to provide access to confidential community based sexual assault advocacy services for incarcerated people who have experienced sexual assault. This means that correctional facilities will be reaching out to community based sexual assault programs for assistance in meeting this requirement. However, many corrections professionals are unfamiliar with the…

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Incarcerated Survivors
Advocacy for Incarcerated Survivors
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January, 2015

This resource is for community based sexual assault programs and advocates who want to provide services to survivors in correctional facilities. The Prison Rape Elimination Act, which applies to most types of correctional and detention facilities, requires facilities to provide access to confidential community based sexual assault advocacy services for incarcerated people who have experienced sexual assault. Correctional facilities will be reaching out to community based sexual assault…

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Incarcerated Survivors

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