The fourth round of Safety Matters: Managing Relationships in Women’s Facilities training was provided in Aurora, CO, in May as a collaboration between TMG and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Safety Matters was created as a blended learning curriculum that combines online learning with traditional classroom-based learning to address the complex issues of sexual safety in women’s facilities.
This session was the first in which several jurisdictions came together for the training, including participants from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Illinois Department of Corrections, Iowa Department of Corrections, Georgia Department of Corrections, and Louisiana Department of Corrections. Evaluation data demonstrated that the participants really enjoyed and learned from the facilitation provided by the TMG team. Maureen Buell, NIC program manager, worked with the TMG team throughout this project and was also onsite contributing and witnessing the power both in the program and in bringing together agencies from around the country.