How Victim Advocacy Improves the Work of Reentry Staff
Hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance
In this webinar, two victim services reentry professionals from corrections departments discuss victim service programming for agencies and organizations that work with people in the criminal justice system.
Lydia Newlin from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Jeri Costa from the Washington State Department of Corrections share how victim advocacy improves the work of prison, probation, and parole staff while giving victims a voice in the process. They will also share tools they have developed to help with safety planning and other victim needs while preparing people to return to their communities after incarceration.
Handouts referenced during the webinar:
- Victim Assistance & Restorative Justice Program’s Registrant/Victim Input at Offender Intake Form
- Request for No Contact Directive
- Post Conviction Checklist
- Registrant/Victim Reentry Statement
- Domestic Violence Wrap-Around Victim Safety Planning Checklist
- Offender Criteria for Consideration for a Victim Wrap-Around Safety Planning Services
- Lydia Newlin, Director, Victim Assistance and Restorative Justice Program, Minnesota Department of Corrections
- Jeri Costa, Community Victim Liaison, Washington State Department of Corrections
- Grace Call, Senior Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center
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