TA Call: Engaging Faith Communities to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence
Time10am - 11am
DescriptionCall details to come soon!
Action Alliance Membership Meeting AND Act Honor Hope Celebration Luncheon
Time11:30am - 2:30pm
LocationRichmond-John Marshall Hotel
DescriptionJoin us as we gather together to enjoy some delicious food, celebrate our 2014 accomplishments, and share what’s in the works for 2015!
TA Call: PREA 101
Time10am - 11am
DescriptionJoin this call to hear from Jamie Yarussi, Assistant Director of The Project on Addressing Prison Rape at The Washington School of Law (American University). The conversation will address what is currently happening in the field related to local centers working with jails and other detention facilities. Jamie will also discuss the following:
Concerns to look out for when local centers are fielding requests for support and are being asked to sign MOUs
Concepts to be addressed in the MOUs
Strategies on engaging local jails and detention facilities
Date: December 17th, 10:00AM Jaime M. Yarussi is the Assistant Director of the Project on Addressing Prison Rape. She received a dual Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Justice and a Masters of Science from American University's School of Public Affairs in Justice Law and Society with a specialization in corrections and public policy. Jaime has helped to accomplish the publication of a handbook for correctional staff on identifying and addressing staff sexual misconduct. She also worked to complete the core curricula for the Project’s training program and worked to publish research for the Project. She also maintains communication with the field through the Project's listservs. Jaime devotes her spare time to being a rape crisis counselor. She counsels men and women, children, gay, lesbian, and transgender members of the community and trains rape crisis counselors on the particular needs of people victimized in correctional settings.