CALCASA and JDI are pleased to announce the completion of the California Advancing PREA Project Modules. CALCASA and JDI have been offering support and guidance to all rape crisis centers on how to build strong relationships with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) staff and how to create sustainable agreements and protocols for the provision of services to survivors who are incarcerated. The focus of the project is to support advocates and prison staff to better understand each others roles and culture, build capacity of rape crisis centers and prisons to provide trauma-informed and empowerment-based services, and develop a program of services for survivors that is sustainable.
The modules are designed to provide advocates with training on how to support incarcerated survivors. These modules address U.S. detention, bias, and The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The modules will provide an overview of the PREA standards, how PREA applies to survivors and advocates, and how to work with corrections officials. In providing services under PREA, the modules address the specific dynamics in detention, empowering survivors, and available services. Finally, these modules will help advocates troubleshoot challenges and concerns of confidentiality, access to detention facilities, scarcity of resources and crisis intervention.The modules include slides and a facilitator’s guide so that you can lead the trainings for your teams or volunteers.The three modules  build upon each other so you are able to choose depending on your training needs.
CALCASA and JDI view this project as a cutting edge example of collaboration and systems change. This project connects some of the most marginalized survivors to resources and support.  Our hope is that these modules help advocates strengthen and build their work to support incarcerated survivors.  Please let CALCASA know about how you are using the modules by contacting Juliana Baez at We look forward to our continued partnership on the California Advancing PREA Project.
Click this link to view and download all three modules!