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Curricula

Beginning in 2012, PRC providers produced and facilitated multiple regional training events. Hundreds of people were able to attend one or more of these trainings, representing correctional agencies from across the country.

To extend the value of the information shared during the regional training events, PRC providers have adapted the regional training materials to be accessed for agency- and facility-level trainings. These training curricula can be accessed from this page via the links found below.

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards served as the basis for content development, with the goal of the curricula being to satisfy specific PREA standard requirements. However, use of the curricula materials, either in part or whole, does not guarantee that an auditor will find a facility “meets standards.” Rather, auditors will take the curricula used into consideration as part of their overall determination of facility compliance.

It is recommended that trainers review each curriculum in its entirety before choosing which modules to use. Any alterations to the original materials require either acknowledgement during their presentation or removal of the PRC and provider logos.

Each curriculum page includes an overview of the curricula purpose and intent and the intended audience, followed by links to the materials themselves. It is important to note that the majority of the curricula were developed as advanced-level materials, not for people seeking an introduction to PREA. Providers have specified the intended audience for each curriculum to ensure that the information is relevant and appropriate for participants.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is currently undergoing a comprehensive review of the developed curricula for official BJA approval at which point the BJA logo will be added.

Any questions about PRC curricula development can be directed to Tara Graham, Senior Program Specialist: tgraham@nccdglobal.org.

 

Curricula

Specialized Training: Investigating Sexual Abuse in Confinement Settings

Developer: The Moss Group, Inc.

Curriculum Content
The curriculum Specialized Training: Investigating Sexual Abuse in Confinement Settings is designed to address the requirements outlined in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard 115.34/.134/.234/.334 requiring specialized training for individuals tasked with investigating alleged incidents of sexual abuse in confinement settings. Additionally, this curriculum contains the information fundamental to understanding the concepts required by PREA standard 115.34/.134/.234/.334 and best practice in investigating incidents of sexual abuse. Agencies with investigators who have extensive experience in investigating these and other types of allegations—such as law enforcement agencies—may want to review the curriculum for redundancy with other trainings.

Intended Audience
The curriculum is designed specifically for an audience of correctional investigators, although there is content within the curriculum that also would be beneficial to those who oversee investigations and those who act as first responders.

Curriculum Modules and Training Length
The curriculum contains nine modules and includes content on PREA standards relating to investigations; case law demonstrating legal liability issues for agencies, facilities, and investigators to consider when working to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement settings; proper use of Miranda and Garrity warnings; trauma and victim response; processes of a forensic medical exam; first-response best practices; evidence-collection best practices in a confinement setting; techniques for interviewing male, female, and juvenile alleged victims of sexual abuse and sexual harassment; report writing techniques; and information on what prosecutors consider when determining whether to prosecute sexual abuse cases. The nine modules and suggested training lengths are as follows.

In total, the provided training is two days in length, although three of the modules, as noted above, are “optional” in that they do not contain content required by the PREA standards. All of the modules are designed to be modified by each facility and agency to include agency-specific policy and practice guidance in addition to best practice.

Specialized Training: PREA Medical and Mental Care Standards


Developer:
National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Curriculum Content
The intent of the curriculum is to provide prisons, jails, community confinement, and juvenile detention facilities with specialized training for medical and mental health personnel on specific aspects of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specifically, this curriculum provides training on how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse, preserve physical evidence, and respond effectively and professionally to victims.

Intended Audience
The intended audience is health professionals. This includes but is not limited to physicians, psychologists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, health administrators, social workers, and other professionals who provide, support, or administer health care services in correctional environments.

Curriculum Modules and Training Length
The curriculum contains four modules and should take four hours to complete, including breaks and time for questions. All modules are considered essential.

Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act

Curriculum Content
The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and could potentially face increased civil penalties if they fail to do so. Further, enhancing the safety and security of facilities and inmates is a core mission for all corrections professionals, which includes protection against and prevention of sexual abuse.

Therefore, the National PREA Resource Center, in partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association, has produced the Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act training curriculum to improve the capacity of tribal detention officers to adequately prevent and respond to incidents of sexual abuse within detention facilities in Indian Country.

Intended Audience
The curriculum is designed specifically for tribal detention staff and affiliated organizations that interact with tribal detention facilities.

Curriculum Modules and Training Materials

Instructors Manual

Presentation: Impact of PREA

Participant Guide

The curriculum contains five modules and is intended to be delivered over the course of seven hours, not including breaks and lunch. The five modules are:

  • Defining the Issue and Understanding PREA;            
  • Dynamics of Sexual Abuse, Violence, and Misconduct;        
  • Investigations and Legal Concerns;        
  • Review of PREA Standards; and            
  • Putting Into Practice What We Know.       
Inmate Education

Curriculum Title: PREA: What You Need to Know

Partner developer: Just Detention International

Purpose
PREA: What You Need to Know is a 16-minute closed captioned inmate education video. The video and accompanying facilitator’s guide are designed to help adult prisons, jails, and lockups to meet the inmate education requirements of the US Department of Justice’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (§115.33 and §115.132). The video includes an introductory section that can be used during intake to inform incoming inmates about a facility’s zero-tolerance policy on sexual abuse and how victims can report it. The full video can be used to provide a comprehensive inmate education program and covers:

  • The definition of sexual abuse and sexual harassment;
  • The absolute right of inmates to be free from such violence;
  • Agency policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment; and
  • How inmates can get support and medical and mental health care after an incident of sexual abuse.

The closed captioned video features a range of experts, including survivors of prisoner rape, former Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) inmate peer educators, advocates, and corrections officials. Because inmate education should be facility specific, the video has information applicable to all adult detention settings.

The accompanying facilitator’s guide explains how facilities can customize the video for their individual inmate education programs. The guide also supports staff facilitators and inmate peer educators who will screen the video, describing how and where to include information about facility policies, reporting channels, available victim services, and how to make inmate education accessible to inmates with limited English proficiency or disabilities.

Intended audience
The closed captioned video is intended for lockup detainees and inmates at adult prisons and jails. The video and facilitator’s guide are intended for representatives from adult prisons, jails, and lockups who will facilitate the inmate education sessions. PREA coordinators and compliance managers are also encouraged to review the materials and attend the inmate education sessions. Other recommended attendees include community-based victim service organizations.

Expected length of training

Intake Education (10 minutes)

  • Three minutes for viewing the video introduction.
  • Seven minutes to present additional information.

Comprehensive Inmate Education (25 minutes)

  • Sixteen minutes to view the video.
  • Nine minutes to present facility-specific information.

Resources

Facilitator's Guide

English: To download the the video in English click here.

The Wisconsin Department of corrections, via their Fiscal Year 2012 PREA grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, translated this video resource into Spanish and Hmong. Both videos are captioned.

Spanish: To download the video translated into Spanish click here.

Hmong: To download the video translated into Hmong click here.

Human Resources and Administrative Investigations Employee Training

Curriculum Title: Human Resources and Administrative Investigations

Partner Developer: Project on Addressing Prison Rape, American Univeristy, Washington College of Law

Purpose: Human Resources and Administrative Investigations is a training covering the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape and their implications for administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures.

Following are the goals of the training.

  1. Review the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and identify their impact on administrative investigations and human resources.
  2. Identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody.
  3. Understand the legal and investigative implications of and strategies for responding.
  4. Intended audience (similar to what we have done for webinars—please provide a list of who is best suited to receive the training)

The audience for this particular training is high-level correctional administrators in leadership positions who have the ability to initiate intra-agency change. Likely trainees include deputy commissioners, lead human resources personnel, general counsel, lead administrative investigators, PREA coordinators, PREA compliance managers, jail administrators, and division directors.

Facilitators Guide

Module 1: Training Objectives         

Module 2: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

Module 2 Resources:

  1. The National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards
  2. Data Collection Reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Module 3: Module 3: State Criminal Laws

Module 3 Resources:

  1. 50 State Surveys of State Criminal Laws on: Staff Sexual Misconduct, Sex Inmate Registration, Vulnerable Persons, Mandatory Reporting, Sexual Abuse, Child Exploitation and Malfeasance in Office
  2. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting the Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision
  3. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Sex Inmate Registration Statutes: Impact on Addressing Sexual Abuse in Custodial Settings
  4. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings White paper not in Library

Module 4: PREA Guided Policies        

Module 4 Resources: PREA Guided Policies

  1. Policy Development/Review guides for:
    Community Corrections

    Jails

    PREA

    LGBTI

Module 5: Agency Culture

Module 5 Resources:

  1. Culture Assessment Survey
  2. Ethical Decision Making
  3. The Daily Dozen

Module 6: Operational Practices

Module 7: Techniques for Strong Investigations

Module 7 Resources

  1. Signs of Staff Sexual Misconduct
  2. Not a Rat
  3. Staff Perspectives
  4. United States. U.S. Department of Justice/ Office of Inspector General. The Department of Justice's Efforts to Prevent Staff Sexual Abuse of Federal Inmates

Module 8: Human Resources and Pre-Employment Practices

Module 8 Resources:

  1. Sample Reference Waivers- for access to this document email Endsilence@wcl.american.edu.
  2. State Survey of Child Abuse Registries
  3. General: Enhanced Screening of BOP Officer Candidates Could Reduce Likelihood of Misconduct
  4. “Issues in Investigating Sexual Assaults in Correctional Facilities” Staff Perspectives: Sexual Violence in Adult Prisons and Jails. The Moss Group Inc.
  5. Correctional Internal Affairs Investigators: Job Analysis. Comp. by The Moss Group Inc.

Module 9: Human Resources and the Law

Module 9 Resources:

  1. Memorandum: Anti-fraternization Policies
  2. Labor and Employment Law: Tools for Prevention, Investigation and Discipline of StaffSexual Misconduct in Custodial Settings
  3. Integrity in Jail Operations: Addressing Employee/ Inmate Relationships
  4. Policy on Worker Relations Helps Ensure Office Integrity
  5. Case Law Summary: Anti-fraternization Policies

Module 10: Legal Liability and Administrative Investigations

Module 10 Resources:

  1. Case Law Summary: Cross Gender Supervision
  2. Case law Summary: Sexual Abuse

Pre-test

Post-test

Evaluation

Victim Services

Developer: Just Detention International

Curriculum Content

The curriculum, “Victim Services and PREA: A Trauma-Informed Approach,” was designed to prepare corrections staff to develop and implement a victim services program that is both trauma-informed and victim-centered. The curriculum includes material that involves aspects of the following PREA standards: 115.16, 115.21–.22, 115.51, 115.53–.54, 115.61–.68, 115.73, 115.81–.83, and 115.86. The curriculum guides officials, step-by-step, through the process of establishing victim services programs in a variety of confinement settings; prepares staff members to carry out trauma-informed, victim-services programs, including collaboration with community advocacy agencies; helps create a corrections culture where reporting sexual abuse and sexual harassment is perceived as a viable option; and contributes to efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

Intended Audience

The curriculum is intended for individuals who work in corrections facilities (prisons, jails, community confinement, lockups, and juvenile detention) in any capacity as well as community advocates who may be involved in developing or providing victim services programs for confinement facilities.

Curriculum Modules and Training Length

The modules are designed to be presented all together or as a series. They also stand alone so that facilities can customize a training, using only the modules that are most relevant. Suggestions for two-hour, half-day, full-day, and day-and-a-half trainings are included in the Instructor’s Guide.

The curriculum contains an Instructor’s Guide and Lesson Plan, pre- and post-tests, and seven modules with appendices.

» Module 1, Appendix A: Pre-Test

» Module 1, Appendix A: Pre-Test Answer Key

» Module 1, Appendix B: Small-Group Scenarios
 

» Module 2, Appendix A: Sample Memorandum of Understanding

» Module 2, Appendix B: José’s Story
 

» Module 3, Appendix A: Yarn Exercise

» Module 3, Appendix B: What would you do next?
 

» Module 4, Appendix A: Reporting Scenarios
 

» Module 5, Appendix A: Tips for Handling Disclosures of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment

» Module 5, Appendix B: Round Robin Role Plays
 

» Module 6, Appendix A: SART/Coordinated Response

» Module 6, Appendix B: SART Development

» Module 6, Appendix C: SART Protocol Development

» Module 6, Appendix D: SART Roles and Responsibilities
 

Gender Responsive Strategies – Adults

Curriculum Title: Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Men, Women, and Gender Nonconforming Populations

Partner developer: The Project on Addressing Prison Rape, American Univeristy Washington College of Law

Purpose:

The Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Men, Women, and Gender Nonconforming Populations curriculum covers the national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and implications for preventing and addressing sexual abuse of of men, women, and gender nonconforming inmates.

Following are the goals of the training.

  1. Review the applicable PREA standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact.
  2. Review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women, and gender nonconforming populations.
  3. Identify the components of human sexuality and institutional culture and their impact on sexual abuse of inmates.
  4. Discuss immediate and long-term medical and mental health care needs of inmate victims of sexual abuse.
  5. Identify legal, investigative, and other implications of responding to custodial sexual abuse.   

Intended Audience

The audience for this particular training is high-level correctional administrators who hold positions of leadership and have the ability to initiate change within the agency. Likely trainees include: commissioners, deputy commissioners, division directors, PREA coordinators, PREA compliance managers, trainers, jail administrators, medical and mental health division directors and/or victim services administrators, and/or community partners (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] advocates; community and victim services providers). Many of the modules are also appropriate for line staff.

Number of modules: 14

Expected length of training
This curriculum is designed to be a 24-hour training. However, we recognize that agencies may not have three uninterrupted days to conduct the training. This curriculum is designed to used in whole, in part, and/or in condensed version. Agencies should feel free to modify per their specific timing and training needs.

Facilitators Guide

Quick Sheet

Module 1: Training Objectives (30 minutes)

Module 2: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (one hour)

Module 2 Resources:

  1. The National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards
  2. Data Collection Reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics
  3. Final report from the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
  4. Reports from the Review Panel on Prison Rape
  5. The Prison Rape Elimination Act: Implementation and Unresolved Issues

Module 3: Vectors of Sexual Abuse in Custody—Gender, Sexuality, and
Victimization
(45 minutes)

Module 3 Resources:

  1. Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers’ Sexual Interactions With Men and Boys in Custody

Module 4: Sexuality and Sexual Behaviors in Correctional Settings (one hour and 30 minutes)

Module 4 Resources:

  1. Risk Markers for Sexual Predation and Victimization in Prison
  2. Gendered Violence and Safety: A Contextual Approach to Improving
  3. Security in Women’s Facilities (Part I: Improving Security in Women’s Facilities)
  4. The Culture of Prison Sexual Violence
  5. Rethinking Prison Sex: Self Expression and Safety
  6. The Effect of Conjugal Visitation on Sexual Violence in Prison

Module 5: Implications of Institutional and Staff Culture on Sexual Abuse in Custody (one hour and 30 minutes)

Module 5 Resources:

  1. Culture Assessment Survey
  2. Ethical Decision Making
  3. The Daily Dozen
  4. Staff Perspectives: Sexual Violence in Adult Prisons and Jails
  5. Prison Warden Attitudes Toward Prison Rape and Sexual Assault: Findings Since the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
  6. Correctional Officers and Their Perceptions of Homosexuality, Rape and Prostitution in Male Prisoners

Module 6: Implications of Inmate Culture on Addressing Sexual Abuse in Custody (one hour)

Module 6 Resources:

  1. Examining the Characteristics of Male Sexual Assault Targets in a Southern Maximum Security Prison
  2. The Evolving Nature of Prison Argot and Sexual Hierarchies
  3. Rape Among Incarcerated Men: Sex and Coercion and STDs
  4. Masturbation Uncovered: Autoeroticism in a Female Prison
  5. Sexual Assault and Coercion Among Incarcerated Women Prisoners
  6. The Changing Nature of Interpersonal Relationships in Women’s Prisons
  7. Lesbianism Among Female Prisoners: Participants and Non-Participants
  8. Sexual Coercion Reported by Women in Three Midwestern Prisons
  9. Sexual Coercion Rates in Seven Midwestern Prison Facilities for Men
  10. A Comparison of Sexual Coercion Experiences Reported by Men and Women in Prison

Module 7: Gender and Victimization (45 minutes)

Module 7 Resources:

  1. The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

Module 8: State Criminal Laws (one hour)

Module 8 Resources:

  1. 50 State Surveys of State Criminal Laws on: Staff Sexual Misconduct, Sex Offender Registration, Vulnerable Persons, Mandatory Reporting, Sexual Abuse, Child Exploitation and Malfeasance in Office
  2. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting the Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision
  3. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Sex Offender Registration Statutes: Impact on Addressing Sexual Abuse in Custodial Settings
  4. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings

Module 9: Policy (one hour and 15 minutes)

Module 9 Resources:

  1. Policy Development/Review guides for:
    Community Corrections

    Jails

    PREA

    LGBTI

Module 10: Medical and Mental Health of Victims in Custody (one hour and 15 minutes)

Module 10 Resources:

  1. A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations
  2. Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents
  3. The Impact and Recovery of Prisoner Rape
  4. HIV/ AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases among Correctional Inmates
  5. Health Organization Ethics Chart - Coming soon

Module 11: Operational Practices (one hour and 30 minutes)

Module 12: Gender Implications for Investigations (two hours)

Module 12 Resources:

  1. Signs of Staff Sexual Misconduct
  2. United States. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General. The Department of Justice's Efforts to Prevent Staff Sexual Abuse of Federal Inmates
  3. Staff Perspectives: Sexual Violence in Adult Prisons and Jails “Issues in Investigating Sexual Assaults in Correctional Facilities" Issues in Investigating Sexual Assaults in Correctional Facilities” Staff Perspectives: Sexual Violence in Adult Prisons and Jails. The Moss Group Inc
  4. Correctional Internal Affairs Investigators: Job Analysis. Compiled by The Moss Group Inc.

Module 13: Human Resources and the Impact of Gender (one hour and 30 minutes)

Module 13 Resources:

  1. Sample reference waivers- for this resource email Endsilence@wcl.american.edu.
  2. Report by the Office of the Inspector General: Enhanced Screening of BOP Officer Candidates Could Reduce Likelihood of Misconduct
  3. Memorandum: Anti-Fraternization Policies
  4. Policy on Worker Relations Helps Ensure Office Integrity

Module 14: Legal Liability and Gender (two hours)

Module 14 Resources:

  1. Cross Gender Supervision: A Case Law Survey
  2. Sexual Abuse in Custody: A Case Law Survey
  3. Watching You, Watching Me

Pre-test

Post-test

Evaluation

Gender Responsive Strategies – Juveniles

Curriculum Title: Responding to Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Boys, Girls, and Gender Nonconforming Youth

Partner developer: The Project on Addressing Prison Rape, American University Washington College of Law

Purpose: Responding to Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Boys, Girls, and Gender Nonconforming Youth is a training that covers the national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and implications for preventing and addressing sexual abuse of boys, girls, and gender nonconforming youth.

Following are the goals of the training.

  1. Review the applicable PREA standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact.
  2. Review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for boys, girls, and gender nonconforming youth.
  3. Identify the components of adolescent development and sexuality and understand their impact on sexual abuse of youth.
  4. Discuss immediate and long-term medical and mental health care needs of youthful victims of sexual abuse.
  5. Identify legal, investigative, and other implications and strategies for  responding to custodial sexual abuse.

Intended audience:
The audience for this particular training is high-level correctional administrators who hold positions of leadership and have the ability to initiate change within the agency. Likely trainees include: commissioners, deputy commissioners, division directors, PREA coordinators, PREA compliance managers, trainers, jail administrators, medical and mental health division directors and/or victim services administrators, and/or community partners (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] advocates, community and victim services providers).

Expected length of training
This curriculum is designed to be a 24-hour training. However, we recognize that agencies may not have three uninterrupted days to conduct the training. This curriculum is designed to used in whole, in part, and/or in condensed version. Agencies should feel free to modify per their specific timing and training needs.

Facilitator's Guide

Quick-Sheet

Module 1: Training Objectives (30 minutes)

Module 2: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (one hour)

Module 2 Resources:

  1. The National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards
  2. Data Collection Reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics
  3. Final report from the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
  4. Reports from the Review Panel on Prison Rape
  5. The Prison Rape Elimination Act: Implementation and Unresolved Issues

Module 3: Vectors of Sexual Abuse in Custody—Gender, Sexuality, and
Victimization
(45 minutes)

Module 3 Resources:

  1. Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers’ Sexual Interactions With Men and Boys in Custody

Module 4: Adolescent Development (one hour and 15 minutes)

Module 4 Resources:

  1. Facts for Families
  2. The Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development
  3. Adolescent Emotional Development and Romantic Attachments
  4. The Complexities of Sexual Decision Making in Adolescence
  5. Stages of Adolescent Development Chart

Module 5: Adolescent Sexuality (one hour)

Module 5 Resources:

  1. Sexuality Issues for Adolescents with Physical and/or Developmental Disabilities
  2. Adolescents and Non-consensual Sex Sexuality and Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence
  3. Sexuality and Sexual Behaviours in Adolescence

Module 6: The Impact of Culture—Agency and Youth (one hour)

Module 6 Resources:

  1. Culture Assessment Survey
  2. Ethical Decision Making
  3. The Daily Dozen
  4. Culture and Change Management

Module 7: Gender and Victimization (45 minutes)

Module 7 Resources:

  1. The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

Module 8: State Criminal Laws (one hour)

Module 8 Resources:

  1. 50 State Surveys of State Criminal Laws on: Staff Sexual Misconduct, Sex Offender Registration, Vulnerable Persons, Mandatory Reporting, Sexual Abuse, Child Exploitation and Malfeasance in Office
  2. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting the Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision
  3. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Sex Offender Registration Statutes: Impact on Addressing Sexual Abuse in Custodial Settings
  4. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings

Module 9: Policy (one hour and 15 minutes)

Module 9 Resources:

  1. Policy Development/Review guides for:
    Community Corrections

    Jails

    PREA

    LGBTI

Module 10: Medical and Mental Health of Victims in Custody (one hour and 15 minutes)

Module 10 Resources:

  1. A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations
  2. Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
  3. State Sexual Assault Coalitions
  4. Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings
  5. The Violence Against Women Act 2013

Module 11: Operational Practices (one hour)

Module 12: Gender Implications for Investigations (two hours)

Module 12 Resources:

  1. Sample Garrity Warning
  2. Sample Interview Questions

Module 13: Human Resources and the Impact of Gender (one hour and 30 minutes)

Module 13 Resources:

  1. Sample reference waivers- for this resource email Endsilence@wcl.american.edu.
  2. Report by the Office of the Inspector General: Enhanced Screening of BOP Officer Candidates Could Reduce Likelihood of Misconduct
  3. Memorandum: Anti-Fraternization Policies
  4. Labor and Employment Law: Tools for Prevention, Investigation and Discipline of Staff Sexual Misconduct in Custodial Settings
  5. Policy on Worker Relations Helps Ensure Office Integrity

Module 14: Legal Liability and Gender (one hour and 30 minutes)

Module 14 Resources:

  1. Cross Gender Supervision: A Case Law Survey
  2. Sexual Abuse in Custody: A Case Law Survey
  3. Anti-fraternization: A Case Law Survey
  4. Watching You, Watching Me

Pre-test

Post-test

Evaluation

Employee Training

Curriculum Title: PREA Employee Training

Partner Developer: The Moss Group, Inc.

Purpose:

This curriculum was developed to assist agencies in addressing training requirements found in PREA standards 115.31, 115.131, 115.231, and 115.331. Because each correctional setting represents distinct differences that cannot be captured easily in a one-size-fits-all training, it is anticipated that trainers will customize this training to more fully meet the specific needs of a particular facility or agency. To that end, it is essential that trainers work diligently with the agency PREA coordinator to collect appropriate policies and procedures referenced in the facilitator guides for each unit. Understanding and fulfilling agency policy requirements is a vital part of addressing requirements of the PREA standards. Please note: If any part of the training conflicts with your agency policy, please follow your agency/facility policy. However, differences should be reviewed for any policy considerations that may result.

Due to the sensitive topics covered in these training modules, it is recommended that the trainer identify a mental health practitioner or a local resource who can work with any staff who may be triggered when discussing or hearing about the topics covered in the trainings. It is important to identify the mental health provider prior to beginning each training unit or at the beginning of each day of training.

Intended Audience

The curriculum was designed specifically for an audience of correctional employees, although much of the content would benefit volunteers and contractors.

Curriculum Units and Training Length

The curriculum includes six units that total 11.5 hours. It is understood that staff training hours may be restrictive, requiring modification of the curriculum to meet the allotted hours. This training was designed to be as concise as possible while still including meaningful discussion and application of skills. Suggested discussions and exercises should be conducted when possible.

 

Guidance in Cross-Gender and Transgender Pat Searches

Developer:The Moss Group, Inc.

PRC, along with its partner, The Moss Group, Inc., has released an instructional video and facilitator’s guide on conducting professional and respectful cross-gender pat searches and pat searches of transgender inmates. The Moss Group, Inc., and PRC produced this resource in an effort to support agency compliance with the PREA standards. However, the standards do not require the usage of any specific vendor or curricula, including those produced by the PRC. Agencies evaluating training products should complete an independent evaluation of whether or not the training product will meet training requirements as specified by the PREA standards. See below for links to these resources.

Introductory Video on Using Guidance on Cross-Gender and Transgender Pat Search Resources

Guidance on Cross-Gender and Transgender Pat Searches Video

Guidance on Cross-Gender and Transgender Pat Search Facilitator Guide

Guidance on Cross-Gender and Transgender Pat Search PowerPoint Slides

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