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

General Material

This 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.