Understanding and Reaching Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories: A Webinar for VOCA Assistance Administrators
From broader perspectives and insights, we dive deeper into the barriers and challenges that survivors with incarceration histories face. Hear the experience of a community practitioner and a VOCA administrator as they discuss tools to promote welcoming and inclusive services for survivors with incarceration histories. Also, strategies to better support existing grantees who serve survivors or victims of crime with incarceration histories to advance healing.
Victims of crime with criminal records often face barriers accessing organizations that are supportive, welcoming, and inclusive. The deep-rooted stigma associated with incarceration makes it challenging for victim service providers to acknowledge the victimization and trauma of formerly incarcerated survivors. Tangible takeaways from the recording include: 1) building a clear understanding of crime victims who have also experienced incarceration and 2) gain tools to promote welcoming and inclusive services for survivors with incarceration histories.