06/25/2020 10:00 - 11:30 PST



Meghna Bhat, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) & Sandy Monroy, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)


Marsela Rojas-Salas, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), Claudia Sibaja , California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) & Sandy Monroy , California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)


Hidden away from larger society, sexual violence within institutional settings is often ignored by broader society, rendering detainees at great risk. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA, 2003) formally addresses the needs of survivors experiencing sexual violence in detention, as well as those with triggered past trauma compounded by detention.


Please Note: This web conference is intended for advocates at California sexual assault agencies and sexual assault programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand issues regarding immigration detention in the United States.
  • Participants will discover tools for building relationships with facility staff for the provision of victim services.
  • Participants will understand of how sexual abuse and harassment manifests in immigration detention.
  • Participants will learn key elements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in immigration detention.


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