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National Voice Committee Information

In March of 2016 the National Voice Committee met in Atlanta, Georgia to develop a strategic plan for the association’s position on staff sexual misconduct and boundary violations in the correctional field. The group was led by facilitator Diane Schlachter with the goal of developing the AWEC position and response on staff sexual misconduct. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) held a summit of corrections’ association presidents to develop agendas to move each organization forward in the national correctional forum toward common goals with an emphasis on women in leadership. President Theresa Lantz participated in the summit and from those meetings and in conjunction with the National Voice Committee; talking points were developed for AWEC executives as guidelines for public responses when such misconduct occurs in an agency. Below are those documents along with existing policies from the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the American Jail Association (AJA) on women in corrections and staff sexual misconduct.