Publications and Other Materials

Issues to Consider When Facilitating Groups with Battered Women in Jail or Prison

This 59-page resource explores issues advocates should consider when facilitating (or thinking of facilitating) a group with battered women in jail or prison. In particular, it addresses the realities of working inside of correctional facilities and with incarcerated women, and the importance of understanding and considering these challenges when developing and/or running groups within prisons or jails.

While it is not a curriculum, it does explore potential topics to address in groups (particularly groups meeting in prison), such as healing tools and strategies, grief and guilt, domestic violence that is happening within the prison, and preparing and supporting survivors who are about to be released.

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Working with Battered Women in Jail: A Manual for Community-Based Battered Women's Advocates. This 74-page manual is written for community-based battered women's advocates who are interested in working with or are already working with battered women in jail.

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A limited number of printed, bound copies of the manual are available. Contact the National Clearinghouse at 800/903-0111, ext. 3 to order one.

Victimized Again: How the Reentry Process Perpetuates Violence Against Survivors of Domestic Violence. This monograph describes how the structure of community supervision can compel a reentering victim of battering to remain or end up in an unsafe home by eliminating or limiting other viable options and how it can also exacerbate violence against her.

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