This is a 180-minute session, split into two parts.
This interactive workshop will bring together community based-advocacy and legal expertise to address how Oregon's sexual assault advocates and other victim service providers can strengthen confidential services for incarcerated and detained individuals who have experienced sexual assault. How do state and federal conﬁdentiality, victim-advocate privilege, and mandatory reporting laws affect this work? What do the Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards have to say? How can Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) support these victim services? Brianna Ellingson, Sexual Assault Resource Center's PREA Advocate, and Victim Rights Law Center's Carol Schrader, Esq., will help attendees explore barriers to privacy, and ways to overcome them, when working in prisons, jails, juvenile and immigration detention, etc, with individuais who have experienced sexual assault. We will incorporate practical tips from victim advocates around the country on how to provide conﬁdential victim services to these underserved individuals.
Attendees at this workshop will gain:
- A practical understanding of how state and federal advocate-victim conﬁdentiality and privilege and mandatory reporting laws can support their work in conﬁnement settings.
- Appreciation for how the PREA Standards on conﬁdential services and MOUs can help them establish and provide ongoing services.
- Concrete tips for providing confidential victim services in confinement settings based on the experience of advocates around the country.
- A sense of where Oregon is doing well and has room to grow with providing conﬁdential support services for conﬁned individuals who have experienced sexual assault.