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California Staff Participate in Latest Safety Matters Training

On February 6, 2024, staff of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) participated in the initial training for Safety Matters: Managing Relationships in Women’s Facilities. CDCR, the National Institute of Corrections, and Bauman Consulting met for several months planning this training event. The event took place at the Central California Women’s Facility.

The second part of the training will take place from April 2nd – April 4th, where CDCR staff will participate in a train-the-trainer event to ensure sustainability within their agency.

The goals of the Safety Matters: Managing Relationships in Women’s Facilities curriculum are to assist corrections leadership and practitioners in building upon foundational training in gender-responsive practice, motivational interviewing skills, and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) knowledge to support safety in women’s facilities.

Group of 30 staff participants after Safety Matters Training