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Federal PREA standards and information about the development, implementation, compliance with, and enforcement of the standards.
11 Aug 2014

Third-Party Reporting Under the PREA Standards: A Fact Sheet for Corrections Officials

18 Jul 2014

PREA Audit Instrument - Lockups

Authors: PREA Resource Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice

These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Lockups. Follow the link below to be directed to the full audit instrument.

The instrument includes:

A)   Pre-Audit Questionnaire – this document will be sent by the auditor to the facility to be audited prior to the audit. It will be completed by the agency PREA Coordinator, or similar person. [Before any facility audits take place in a given jurisdiction, the agency level PREA Coordinator should fill out a version of this to provide any agency-level information and any relevant agency-wide policies so that all facility auditors can reference the agency-level material without having to duplicate that work.]

B)   Auditor Compliance Tool – this is the tool the auditor will use to determine compliance with the standards.  

C)   Instructions for PREA Audit Tour – this is a guide for auditors with instructions for the facility tour they will conduct as part of each audit.

D)    Interview Protocols – there are six different interview protocols. These protocols will be used by auditors to interview staff and inmates as part of the audit. Answers from the interviews will be part of the auditor’s compliance assessment.  Auditors are not limited to these questions, but the questions in the protocol provide a minimum foundation for the auditor’s inquiry.
     i.   Agency Head or Designee
     ii.  Facility Director of Designee
     iii. PREA Coordinator
     iv. Specialized Staff
     v.  Random Staff
     vi. Detainees

E)   Auditor Summary Report – this is a template of the report the auditor will provide to the facility and that will be published.  Much of the information in the Report auto-fills from the Auditor Compliance Tool.

In addition, the PRC has released the following documents to help agencies prepare for their audit.

F)   Process Map – describes the process from pre- through post-audit.

G)   Checklist of Documentation – this is a list of all documentation that will be requested of the facility as part of an audit and will be sent by the auditor to the facility along with the Pre-Audit Questionnaire in preparation for the audit.

09 May 2014

PREA Audit Instrument - Community Confinement Facilities

Authors: PREA Resource Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice

These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Community Confinement Facilities. Follow the link below to be directed to the full audit instrument.

The instrument includes:

A)   Pre-Audit Questionnaire – this document will be sent by the auditor to the agency to be audited prior to the audit. It will be completed by the agency’s PREA Coordinator, or similar person. [Before any facility audits take place in a given jurisdiction, the agency level PREA Coordinator should fill out a version of this to provide any agency-level information and any relevant agency-wide policies so that all facility auditors can reference the agency-level material without having to duplicate that work.]

B)   Auditor Compliance Tool – this is the tool the auditor will use to determine compliance with the standards.  

C)   Instructions for PREA Audit Tour – this is a guide for auditors with instructions for the facility tour they will conduct as part of each audit.

D)    Interview Protocols – there are six different interview protocols. These protocols will be used by auditors to interview staff and residents as part of the audit. Answers from the interviews will be part of the auditor’s compliance assessment. Auditors are not limited to these questions, but the questions in the protocol provide a minimum foundation for the auditor’s inquiry.
     i.   Agency Head or Designee
     ii.  Facility Director or Designee
     iii. PREA Coordinator
     iv. Specialized Staff
     v. Random Staff
     vi. Residents

E)   Auditor Summary Report – this is a template of the report the auditor will provide to the facility and that will be published. Much of the information in the Report auto-fills from the Auditor Compliance Tool.

In addition, the PRC has released the following documents to help agencies prepare for their audit.

F)   Process Map – describes the process from pre- through post-audit.

G)   Checklist of Documentation – this is a list of all documentation that will be requested of the facility as part of an audit and will be sent by the auditor to the facility along with the Pre-Audit Questionnaire in preparation for the audit.

18 Apr 2014

PREA Audit Instrument - Juvenile Facilities

Authors: PREA Resource Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Juvenile Facilities. Follow the link below to be directed to the full audit instrument.

The instrument includes:

A) Pre-Audit Questionnaire – will be sent by the auditor to the facility prior to the audit. It should be completed by the facility’s PREA Compliance Manager, or similar person. (Before any facility audits take place in a given jurisdiction, the agency-level PREA Coordinator should complete a version of this to provide any agency-level information and any relevant agency-wide policies so that all facility auditors can reference the agency-level material without having to duplicate the work.)

B) Auditor Compliance Tool – the tool the auditor will use to determine compliance with the standards. 

C) Instructions for PREA Audit Tour – a guide for auditors with instructions for the facility tour they will conduct as part of each audit.

D) Interview Protocols – there are six different interview protocols. These protocols will be used by auditors to interview staff and residents as part of the audit. Answers from the interviews will be part of the auditor’s compliance assessment. Auditors are not limited to these questions but the questions in the protocol provide a minimum foundation for the auditor’s inquiry.
     i.   Agency Head or Designee
     ii.  Superintendent or Designee
     iii. PREA Compliance Manager/Coordinator
     iv. Specialized Staff
     v.  Random Staff
     vi. Residents

E) Auditor Summary Report – a template of the report the auditor will provide to the agency that will be published.  Much of the information in the Auditor Summary Report will be designed to auto-fill [ST1] from the Auditor Compliance Tool.

In addition, the PRC has released the following documents to help agencies prepare for their audit.

F) Process Map – describes the process from pre- through post-audit.

G) Checklist of Documentation – lists the universe of documentation that might be requested from the facility as part of an audit, some of which will be requested in the Pre-Audit Questionnaire, and some will be examined on-site during the audit.

03 May 2013

PREA Audit Instrument - Prisons and Jails

Authors: PREA Resource Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice

These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Prisons and Jails. Follow the link below to be directed to the full audit instrument.

The instrument includes:

A)   Pre-Audit Questionnaire – this document will be sent by the auditor to the facility to be audited prior to the audit. It will be completed by the facility’s PREA Compliance Manager, or similar person. [Before any facility audits take place in a given jurisdiction, the agency level PREA Coordinator should fill out a version of this to provide any agency-level information and any relevant agency-wide policies so that all facility auditors can reference the agency-level material without having to duplicate that work.]

B)   Auditor Compliance Tool – this is the tool the auditor will use to determine compliance with the standards.  

C)   Instructions for PREA Audit Tour – this is a guide for auditors with instructions for the facility tour they will conduct as part of each audit.

D)    Interview Protocols – there are six different interview protocols. These protocols will be used by auditors to interview staff and inmates as part of the audit. Answers from the interviews will be part of the auditor’s compliance assessment.  Auditors are not limited to these questions, but the questions in the protocol provide a minimum foundation for the auditor’s inquiry.
     i.   Agency Head or Designee
     ii.  Warden or Designee
     iii. PREA Compliance Manager/Coordinator
     iv. Specialized Staff
     v.  Random Staff
     vi. Inmates

E)   Auditor Summary Report – this is a template of the report the auditor will provide to the facility and that will be published.  Much of the information in the Report auto-fills from the Auditor Compliance Tool.

In addition, the PRC has released the following documents to help agencies prepare for their audit.

F)   Process Map – describes the process from pre- through post-audit.

G)   Checklist of Documentation – this is a list of all documentation that will be requested of the facility as part of an audit and will be sent by the auditor to the facility along with the Pre-Audit Questionnaire in preparation for the audit.

17 May 2012

Community Confinement Final Standards

Authors: U.S. Department of Justice

Here are the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) pertaining to Community Confinement facilities.

17 May 2012

Juvenile Facility Final Standards

Authors: U.S. Department of Justice

Here are the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) pertaining to Juvenile Facilites.

17 May 2012

Lockup Final Standards

Authors: U.S. Department of Justice

Here are National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) pertaining to Lockup facilities.

17 May 2012

National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape: Final Rule

Authors: U.S. Department of Justice

Final Rule:  National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape.

17 May 2012

National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape: Final Rule [Executive Summary]

Authors: U.S. Department of Justice

Executive Summary of Final Rule:  National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape.

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