In this JDI webinar, advocates will learn how to develop a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) inside prisons. After explaining the SART model, presenters will outline how to establish a team to deliver immediate, confidential, and comprehensive services in the aftermath of a sexual assault in prison. The session will explain, step by step, the various components that must be in place to implement a prison SART, explaining the roles and duties of each team member.
The webinar also highlights how advocates can use the PREA standards as a tool to build prison-based coordinated response teams. The webinar will include a conversation between advocates who have partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to develop SARTs. These seasoned advocates will give tips on how to build -- and sustain -- partnerships with corrections facilities. The webinar will conclude with a discussion between the participants and the presenters.
This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers -- rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators -- though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.
"It Takes a Team" is the final webinar in this series on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in prison. The series is part of JDI's National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.