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PREA and Trauma-Informed Care: A Training for Advocates and Corrections Professionals

AUDIENCE: Advocates, Corrections Professionals

Presented by:
Just Detention



This two-day interactive training program will be led by Just Detention International, an international nonprofit and a consulting partner of the PREA Resource Center.

This training is intended to support all levels and jurisdictions of corrections staff, medical and behavioral health personnel, and victim services providers in their work with incarcerated survivors of sexual violence. There will be dynamic group activities, videos, individual exercises, and open discussions about challenges. Helpful resources will be provided.

November 28-29, 2018
– Wednesday, Nov. 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
– Thursday, Nov. 29: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Registration begins at 8:30 am on Day 1
Hilton Garden Inn
3320 South 9th Street
Salina, KS

Registration Fee: FREE
Training materials, handouts and snacks provided. Lunch is on your own.

How To Register:
You must first create an account and login, then select the number of users you want to register and click “Register Now”. If you need assistance registering, contact Shelly Newman, 785-232-9784 ext. 314.

We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.

Hilton Garden Inn Salina
Contact the Hilton Garden Inn Salina and reserve your room by November 2 to receive the “KCSDV” rate of $94.00 per night.

Gwyn M. Smith-Downes,
Just Detention International (JDI)

Gwyn Smith-Downes is a Senior Program Director with JDI. Gwyn has decades of experience working to make detention facilities safe. A member of JDI’s domestic programs team, she helps corrections agencies prevent and respond to sexual abuse in detention, and woks to ensure that incarcerated survivors receive crisis counseling from local service providers. Gwyn has held many leadership positions in corrections, including Legislative Liaison and Adult Projects Director at the American Correctional Association; Executive Director of the American Jail Association; and Executive Director of the National Correctional Industries Association.


  • Practical ways that collaboration between corrections and advocacy programs can best meet the needs of all parties while remaining victim-centered and PREA-compliant
  • Trauma-informed services and ethical guidelines of victim services providers
  • Establishing victim services while maintaining safety and security
  • Identifying key symptoms of trauma and vicarious trauma and managing related issues
  • Supporting the needs of LGBTI survivors in confinement

Sarah Hachmeister
785-232-9784 ext. 327 or

This project is supported by subgrant number 18-VAWA-19 awarded through the Federal Office on Violence Against Women as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Total Training Hours: 10.5



  •  November 28, 2018 - November 29, 2018
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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