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01 Jan 2010

Addressing Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody Curriculum: PREA Overview

Authors: NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape

Module 2 involves an over-view of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.  The lesson will underline the function of PREA, acquaint participants with the major sections of the law, address challenges to implementation, and look at the present situation with regard to PREA standards.  Of particular relevance is understanding PREA as it concerns juvenile offenders.  The prevalence of sexual assault in juvenile facilities is highlighted by means of examining a survey youth offenders concerning sexual violence at juvenile facilities. Data from juvenile and adult facilities is compared. The findings and recommendations of an institutional review panel, as well as the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission are presented. Suggestions for maintaining compliance with PREA standards are presented.

01 Jan 2010

Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum: Sexual Victimization and Mental Health Interventions

Authors: NIC/Washington College of Law Project Addressing Prison Rape

Handouts and slideshow on the topic “Victimization and Mental Health Care” in this module the instructor reviews rates of sexual violence in the community, reviews offenders’ past history of victimization, reviews and discusses rates of sexual violence experienced by offenders under correctional supervision, discusses  how victimization may affect the correctional environment, identifies needed mental health interventions for victims of sexual violence in correctional settings and makes recommendations for correctional agencies regarding necessary mental health interventions

01 Jan 2009

Staff Development Curriculum: Law and TYC Policy

Authors: Texas Youth Commission

This Module, the first of three, discusses myths concerning sexual misconduct in corrections and discussed the Texas state laws and Texas Youth Commission policy regarding sexual misconduct in correctional facilities.

01 Jan 2009

Staff Development Curriculum: Recognizing Red Flags

Authors: Texas Youth Commission

In this training's third and final Module, participants will gain knowledge regarding how sexual harassment and a sexualized work environment contribute to misconduct within a facility.  They will also explore their role in preventing and eliminating such an environment.

01 Jan 2009

Staff Development Curriculum: Understanding Correctional Culture & the Impact of Sexual Assault

Authors: Texas Youth Commission

In Module 2, participants will explore the dynamics of the correctional culture as it relates to both youth and staff.  Participants will review adolescent development and common behaviors in a correctional environment.  Participants will have a contextual understanding of the relationship between correctional culture and sexual misconduct. 

31 May 2006

National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners

Authors: Office on Violence Against Women

This report includes recommendations for training objectives and topics that will enable an examiner to implement the recommendations.  This publication is a companion for a National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, which was released in September 2004

01 Jan 2005

Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Youth

Materials used during this training program addressing staff sexual misconduct with youth are available at this website. Participants of this course will be able to: define and understand the scope and impact of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) in juvenile settings; understand the links between law and policy in eradicating the sexual abuse of juveniles under correctional supervision; understand the significance and impact of organizational and institutional culture on eliminating sexual violence in juvenile facilities; identify critical management and operational issues that affect staff sexual misconduct with youth in custody; identify an operational training plan and elements of training; recognize the legal implications of staff sexual misconduct with youth in custody; and develop a systematic approach to addressing sexual assault in juvenile settings.

01 Jan 2004

Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum (Instructor's Guide)

Authors: The National Institute of Corrections

This entry is the Instuctor's guide for the training curriculum "Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum."

30 Sep 2000

Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Inmates [Lesson Plans]

Authors: Susan McCampbell, Elizabeth P. Layman

A curriculum to address the needs of those who investigate allegations of staff sexual misconduct is presented. The following sections are contained in this manual: defining staff sexual misconduct and an overview of the national scope; legal considerations; institutional culture and staff/inmate dynamics; proactive investigative framework; responding to allegations; and activity booklet and action planning.

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