This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Definitions and Importance of Addressing LGBTQI Issues
A. LGBTQI - Generally Accepted Definitions
B. Why Addressing LGBTQI Issues in Corrections is Important
Section 3: Overcoming Challenges to Addressing LGBTQI Issues
A. Overview of Challenges
B. Addressing the Challenges
C. Bias and Discrimination
D. Sexual Abuse and Harassment
E. Risk Assessment, Classification, and Housing
F. Privacy and Searches of Transgender and Intersex Individuals
G. Medical and Mental Healthcare
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Course Contributors
Kim Cobb, M.S., is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. Ms. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has held a variety of positions in the criminal and juvenile justice systems including a Supervisor in a high security facility for female juveniles; a Court Designated Worker/Juvenile Probation Officer; Facilitator for a parent/teen Nurturing Program; and a Program Coordinator for a juvenile drug and alcohol prevention program. For the past 18 years, Mrs. Cobb has worked in a research, training, and technical assistance capacity. She has served as a Research Center Director charged with overseeing the validation of the training curriculum for the Kentucky State Police and an implementation and evaluation study of juvenile prevention programs for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice; the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts through the University of Kentucky; and a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives. Most recently, she was a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Elizabeth Layman, B.S.
Elizabeth Layman’s career includes nine years as a police officer/detective in Arlington, Virginia, including patrol, sexual assault investigations, and forensics. She was with the Florida Corrections and Florida Parole Commission for 16 years as a Parole Officer and Administrative Hearing Officer conducting hearings with thousands of inmate/detainees/detainees in prisons and jails. Additionally, she served as a special investigator for the Office of Florida Governor. Since 1998, Ms. Layman has been President of Price Layman, Inc., a criminal justice consulting firm. She has worked as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice, providing technical assistance and training on sexual misconduct and abuse for more than 300 jail administrators, corrections, and law enforcement agencies. Ms. Layman developed and delivers the following curricula: Training for Investigators of Staff Sexual Misconduct; The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: Impact on Law Enforcement; co-authorship of Resource Guide for New Wardens; PREA – Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Chiefs, Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Policy Development Guide for Community Corrections; Preventing and Responding to Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities. Ms. Layman continues to work across the country to assist with implementation of PREA. Ms. Layman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech. Disclosure: Elizabeth Layman, B.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Jaime M. Yarussi
Jaime M. Yarussi has a Master’s of Science from the American University School of Public Affairs. She spent over 10 years with the Project on Addressing Prison Rape at the American University Washington College of Law where she was first the Program Coordinator, then the Assistant Director. She is a national expert on issues affected by the Prison Rape Elimination Act and has been working on issues of abuse in correctional settings almost her whole career. Ms. Yarussi also spent over 5 years as a rape crisis counselor in Washington, DC and is dedicated to the issues of abuse of men, women, and children in custody. Disclosure: Jaime M. Yarussi has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.