formerly incarcerated people

  • Adapting and Sustaining Services for Formerly Incarcerated Survivors During COVID-19: A Panel Discussion

    Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus and often have little or no access to reliable and consistent health care services. The health risks—coupled with the challenge of practicing social distancing in jails and...
  • COVID-19 Impact Briefs

    The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims conducted a series of listening sessions to unearth the impact the COVID-19 health crisis is having on underserved victims of crime and better resource the crime victim services field to respond to those...
  • Opening the Door to Healing: Reaching and Serving Crime Victims Who Have a History of Incarceration

    Opening the Door to Healing: Reaching and Serving Crime Victims Who Have a History of Incarceration explores the realities of survivors who live with a history of both victimization and incarceration. The report, based on a needs assessment that encompassed...
  • Serving Formerly Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Assault: A Webinar for Advocates and Victim Service Providers

    Many survivors of sexual abuse {whether the abuse occurred before they became incarcerated or while they were serving time } return home after their incarceration, having never received any help or services. Practitioners need tools to build trust, recognize trauma,...
  • Reaching Victims Who Have an Incarceration History: A Webinar for Service Providers

    Crime victims who have a history of incarceration carry both the trauma of suffering violence and the burden of stigma that comes from having spent time behind bars. Providers from rural Iowa and Newark, New Jersey, discuss practical strategies of...
  • Supporting Survivors with a History of Incarceration: Interview with Nicole Hamilton-Brahm

    Kaitlin Kall of the Vera Institute of Justice and the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims spoke with Nicole Hamilton-Brahm, Violent Crimes Program Supervisor at Crisis Intervention Service (CIS). CIS is a victim services agency that serves 15 rural counties...
  • Supporting Survivors with a History of Incarceration: Interview with Carmen Pacheco-Jones

    For this interview, Kaitlin Kall of the Vera Institute of Justice and the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims spoke with Carmen Pacheco-Jones. Carmen is active in her community of Spokane, WA, where she advocates for criminal justice reform, racial...
  • Supporting Survivors with a History of Incarceration: Interview with Eddy Zheng and Ben Wang

    Kaitlin Kall of the Vera Institute of Justice and the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims spoke with Co-Directors Ben Wang and Eddy Zheng of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC). APSC provides direct support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated...
  • Supporting Survivors with a History of Incarceration: Interview with Cynthia Totten and Dave Rini

    Roughly 200,000 people are sexually abused in U.S. prisons and jails each year. Given that sexual abuse is highly under-reported both in the community and in detention, this figure likely represents just a fraction of this issue. For this interview,...
  • Understanding and Reaching Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories: A Webinar for VOCA Assistance Administrators

    Understanding and Reaching Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories: A Webinar for VOCA Assistance Administrators Part One  From broader perspectives and insights, we dive deeper into the barriers and challenges that survivors with incarceration histories face. Hear the experience of a...