Advocacy in Confinement: Trauma-Informed Advocacy for Incarcerated Survivors

AUDIENCE: Victim advocates, law enforcement, attorneys, prosecutors, victim witness coordinators, corrections, SAFEs/SANEs, medical professionals, mental health professionals, BIP providers, and other victim service professionals

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Monday, March 23, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Confinement rates are increasing throughout the country; this is reflected in Kansas as well. Kansas state prisons house an average of 10,000 citizens per day and supervise 6,000 citizens in a post confinement setting. Of these citizens, 44% of women experienced sexual or domestic violence prior to confinement. Additionally, 23% of men have experienced sexual or domestic violence before confinement. To better aid in the rehabilitation of incarcerated survivors, it is critical to provide trauma-informed services. We invite participates to engage in this interactive learning session to help build statewide capacity to better serve all survivors. That said, this webinar is designed to support engagement and a dialogue concerning trauma response while examining personal and institutional bias, and sexual violence dynamics occurring within confinement.


At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. Define trauma and terminology related to responding to incarcerated survivors.
2. Distinguish between power and control dynamics in a community setting and a confinement setting.
3. Analyze program capacity to serve incarcerated survivors and maintaining sustainability for post release.


Megan Shepard

PREA Coordinator

Aquia Pusch

Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator


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Once your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Shelly Newman or 785-232-9784

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This grant project was supported by Grant #2017-WR-AX-0038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Total Training Hours: 1.5 


  •  March 23, 2020
     1:30 pm
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