Providing Better Care to Incarcerated Survivors

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75 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 13, 2023

Jacque Bassett
Jacque Bassett, MNLM
Chief Operations Officer, EVAWI
Kenneth L. James
Agency PREA Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Corrections
Cynthia Totten, JD
Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention Internaitonal
Grace Frances
Grace Frances, MPA
Director of Community Partnerships
Tamara Jackson
Tamara Jackson, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Clinical Program Coordinator, Ascension

Collaboration is key to providing patient-centered medical forensic exams for incarcerated survivors of sexual assault. In this webinar, expert practitioners discuss how professionals can coordinate in advance to address safety, confidentiality, patient dignity, and follow-up services.

The session also spotlights promising practices, such as the South Carolina Department of Corrections’ model for co-locating community-based advocacy services in detention facilities. In addition, attendees will explore the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Virtual Practicum as a resource to train medical professionals and other responders how to coordinate and provide care for incarcerated survivors. 


As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify approaches for balancing the security of everyone involved with the exam, and the patient’s privacy and dignity.
  • Describe ways the hospital/forensic exam facility and the correctional facility can coordinate in advance to help ensure the process goes smoothly for everyone. 
  • Explain how health care providers and multidisciplinary professionals can use the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Virtual Practicum to enhance their skills in providing care to incarcerated survivors. 


EVAWI is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide Continuing Education contact hours for nurses (Provider #15641). 

Registered Nurses may purchase 1.25 contact hours after completing this webinar.

This project is supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-22-GK-00265-ICJR awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.