YWCA Glendale recently shared a great resource for rape crisis center programs, and any community organization, to facilitate a “Know Your Rights” training. For survivors of sexual violence, preventing retraumatization iterates the importance of a person’s autonomy and choice.  Knowing and understanding a person’s rights with law enforcement is a key aspect of preventing retraumatization when we consider how interactions with law enforcement such as a raid, a search,  or just the fear of one’s status (undocumented, citizen, resident) when encountering law enforcement in public, at the workplace or at home can affect a survivor directly or indirectly.
Linked below are the two versions of “Know Your Rights” power points from YWCA Glendale with notes for facilitators and tips for best practices.
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