Helping Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Assault – Deana Buril

2015 Summer Newsletter-HelpingIncarceratedSurvivorsofSAHelping Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Assault

This is a featured article from TAASA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter, authored by Deana Buril, Deputy Director of Client Services for the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center

Approximately 2 years ago PREA Coordinator (Monica Lugo) at the Bexar County Jail approached The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) in San Antonio to help implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. We had no idea what PREA standards were or how we could help put these principles into action. Finding answers to these questions persuaded us to support this severely underserved population.

PREA standards are federal regulations designed … Full Article