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Meeting the Needs of Prison Rape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide

Meeting the Needs of Prison Rape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide

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A technical assistance guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates. This material was reprinted from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's publication entitled, Meeting the Needs of Prison Rape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and
Advocates.


A technical assistance guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates. This material was reprinted from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's publication entitled, Meeting the Needs of Prison Rape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and
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Meeting the Needs of 
Prison Rape Victims
 A Technical Assistance Guidefor Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates
 
PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST RAPE
The mission of PCAR is to work to eliminate all forms of sexual violenceand to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual violence. AtPCAR's core is the statewide network of sexual violence centers that work in concert with PCAR to administer quality services to survivors and theirsignificant others. PCAR centers provide 24-hour services, seven days a  week, including free and confidential crisis intervention; individual andsupport group counseling; hospital, court, and police accompaniment;prevention education within schools and the community; and informationand referrals. In addition to providing technical assistance in a variety of areas, the role of PCAR is to oversee the sexual violence centers' contracts;monitor relevant legislation and public policy issues; provide library resources and educational trainings; and create public awareness/preventioncampaigns for statewide implementation.
 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PCAR wishes to thank Rachel Shupp, BSW, Shippensburg University, classof 2006, for her work on this guide. As part of her senior-year internshipat PCAR, Rachel researched the issue of prison rape extensively, visiting various prisons throughout Pennsylvania and responding to letters fromvictims of prison rape. These experiences and Rachel's compassion forvictims helped inform this publication.Copyright © 2006The content of this publication may be reprinted with the following acknowledgement: This material was reprinted from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's publication entitled,
 Meeting the Needs of PrisonRape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and  Advocates 
.
This guide is available on our website: pcar.org 
 
Meeting the Needs of 
Prison Rape Victims
 A Technical Assistance Guidefor Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction2The Prison Rape Elimination Act3Inmates as Victims3Ethical Dilemmas: Working with a Victim who is also an Offender5Prison Entry: The Basics8Collaborating with Correction Staff10Inmate Support Groups14State Level Responses in Pennsylvania18Conclusion19

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