Through These Doors (the domestic violence resource center in Cumberland County, Maine) and Maine Pre-Trial Services were awarded a prestigious grant from the MacArthur Foundation in October 2018 to improve collaboration between the two organizations to reach women who are incarcerated identifying as victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This pilot project, Project Safe Release, is one of the first nationally to partner victim advocacy services and pre-trial services.
This webinar will address the intersection of victimization, primarily the experiences of domestic and sexual violence, and the criminal justice system. The webinar will explore how victims’ services and law enforcement, particularly the correctional system and the pre-trial services system, can work together to support victims of domestic and sexual violence involved in the criminal justice system. The logistics of the collaboration as well as current successes and challenges will be shared.