At the 2011 Leadership Conference in Sacramento, Calif., CALCASA will host a variety of workshops dedicated to Special Focus Areas for advocates working with survivors of sexual violence. Among those workshops is Responding to Sexual Assault Survivors in Institutional Settings.
The criminal justice system has been a key partner for rape crisis advocates throughout the evolution of the movement. A key responsibility for advocates has been to assist survivors in understanding and maneuvering the criminal justice system and ensuring the survivors understand their rights during the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. However, survivors are often forced to maneuver other systems, which can be confusing and seem overwhelming. In this workshop we will discuss survivors’ rights in two systems, the educational system and in the military, and identify ways for programs to respond using best practices.
Presenters: Denice Labertew
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