Victim Services for Incarcerated WomenWednesday, September 30, 2020 I 2 p.m. EST
The Center for Victim Research (CVR) invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, “Victim Services for Incarcerated Women on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 2 to 3 pm ET. This webinar will present findings from the Urban Institute’s Evaluation of In-prison Programming: Addressing Prior Trauma and Victimization, funded by the National Institute of Justice. Researchers from Urban and the Center for Effective Public Policy will present findings from its national Scan of Practice including the extent to which correctional institutions address victimization and trauma among incarcerated women and seek to advance trauma-informed practices. Specifically, presenters will elaborate on the services and programming state Departments of Correction offer to address trauma and victimization, including community partnerships with organizations and agencies that work with women who have experienced victimization and trauma, and the challenges associated with providing such services. Presenters will conclude the webinar with recommendations.
Jahnavi Jagannath, BA, is a policy assistant in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, where her research work focuses on family connections and gender-responsive programming in correctional facilities, as well as promoting community safety through arts and placemaking efforts instead of police and correctional systems. Prior to joining Urban, Jahnavi worked for a senate campaign. She graduated from Rice University in 2018 with a BA in Sociology and Policy Studies.Storm Ervin, MPP, is a research analyst in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, where she conducts research and evaluations on multidisciplinary justice projects. Storm co-leads an evaluation of a trauma-informed abusive partner intervention program. Additionally, she manages and analyzes data on several other projects that assess justice-system responses to intimate partner violence, evaluate trauma-informed care and victim services for incarcerated women in state prisons, and examine the process and impact organizations that serve individuals harmed by gender-based violence and domestic violence. Since 2018, Storm has been a part of the Center for Victim Research, funded by OVC, where she co-leads an elder abuse research and practice evidence synthesis, provides training and technical assistance to national organizations, and contributes to a database of screening and assessment tools.Becki Ney, MS, is a Principal with the Center for Effective Public Policy. Since 20110, Ms. Ney has directed the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW), providing resources, training and technical assistance to numerous criminal justice agencies and practitioners interested in improving their approaches with justice involved women to achieve more successful outcomes. Ms. Ney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA and a Master of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.