Advocate Skill-Building Series: Shifting the Conversation on Sexual Violence in Correctional Facilities – Virtual – August 2021

Advocate Skill-Building Series: Shifting the Conversation on Sexual Violence in Correctional Facilities 

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff Only

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Survivors of sexual assault face many potential difficulties when disclosing their experience, including not being believed and encountering victim-blaming.  This can be especially true for incarcerated survivors of sexual assault. Prison rape jokes are still prevalent in our society, and it is not uncommon to hear public calls for those sentenced to jail or prison time to “get what’s coming to them”. As advocates for all victim-survivors of sexual violence, we have much work to do in dispelling the myths surrounding prison rape. Join us for a training where we will share strategies for challenging common misperceptions and more effectively educating community partners, the public, and even our peers on the realities of sexual assault in correctional facilities.

More training opportunities in the series will be posted at when they become available.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how advocacy for incarcerated survivors fits into the broader mission of ending sexual violence.
  • Discuss reasons that disbelief and victim-blaming of incarcerated survivors is so common.
  • Identify strategies for challenging misperceptions, providing accurate information, and creating buy-in to address sexual violence in correctional facilities.

Date & Time

Monday, August 30, 2021

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (CST)


Sarah Hachmeister
Accreditation and Technical Assistance Coordinator


Registration Deadline:
August 29, 2021

Register soon, space is limited!

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The Zoom join link for this event will be emailed to all approved and complete registrants on June 21, 2021.


We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

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Teresa Gallegos or 785-232-9784

Training Hours: 1.5

This grant project is supported by subgrant number 21-JAG-18 awarded by the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs 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 Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council or the U.S. Department of Justice.”

  •  August 30, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:30 am
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