It’s the Right Thing to Do: Consular Notification & Access

Crowded, chaotic overseas detention facility

How American jails treat foreign nationals here in the U.S. can—and does—affect what happens to U.S. citizens who are in trouble abroad.

Jail Matters hosted a free webcast on the essential, but sometimes overlooked, subject of consular notification. The presenter is Wally Doerge, Consular Notification Officer, U.S. Department of State.


View the recorded program to learn about notification requirements and best practices when non-citizen inmates are admitted to a jail.

The Replay page also includes links to the slides and other materials.

About the Presenter

Wally Doerge

Wally Doerge is a Consular Notification Officer and the manager of the U.S. Department of State’s Consular Notification and Access program in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on educating public safety personnel on consular notification issues. Wally started her State Department career in 1987 at the passport agency in New York City. She was active for many years in outreach on behalf of the Policy Coordination and Public Affairs Office in the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs.