Webinars

The PREA Resource Center hosts frequent webinars on various topics related to the PREA Standards, implementation, and the audit. You'll find all upcoming and archived webinars listed on this page. 

Upcoming webinars

View the PREA Resource Center's upcoming webinars.

The Audit Assignment System and Contract Requirements for Consortia Agencies

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Congress amended the PREA statute in 2018 to require the PREA Management Office (PMO) to establish a system for assigning auditors to Federal, State, and local facilities. The PMO’s Audit Assignment system is planned to launch in June 2022, and this webinar will provide you with some important information about the audit assignment system, audit contract requirements, and potential impacts on your company or organization.

Power Hour: Chat with an Expert Standard 115.14

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During this webinar, we will cover PREA Standard 115.14: Youthful Inmates. We encourage you to invite your colleagues to join the discussion and use it as an opportunity for ongoing education. Our featured presenters are Welcome Rose, Senior Program Manager, Field Training Program (FTP) and Mica Astion, Senior Program Manager, PREA Online Audit System (OAS).

Past webinars

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Conducting Audits in the Online Audit System: A Demonstration of the OAS from the Agency- and Facility-Based User’s Perspective

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This webinar demonstrates the OAS from the perspective of the PREA Coordinator and PREA Compliance Manager, including how to respond to Standards-based questions in the PAQ, how to upload evidence and submit the PAQ, and tips and tricks on how to maximize efficacy and efficiency in the OAS.

The New Site Review Instructions and Checklist

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Introducing the revised Site Review Instructions and new Site Review Checklist. This webinar walks you through the newly revised Site Review Instructions - which have been updated to better guide auditors in conducting a comprehensive site review. We also preview the Site Review Checklist - a new tool that auditors may use to support documentation of evidence gathered during the site review.

PREA Auditor Training and Certification Overview

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The 2023 PREA Auditor Training application opened in late-April and will remain open for two months. The National PREA Resource Center (PRC) will host the 2023 PREA Auditor Training online, with a January start and completion in May 2023.

The PRC hosted a webinar on Thursday, April 28 to present more details and information about the training and certification process.

OAS Updates and Q&A Session

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Are you wondering how the PREA Online Audit System (OAS) can work for you? Do you have a question specific to your agency or facility and the OAS? Are you curious about the future plans of the OAS? This general OAS Q&A session was an opportunity to ask any and all questions related to the PREA Online Audit System.

The New Site Review Instructions and Checklist

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Introducing the revised Site Review Instructions and new Site Review Checklist. This webinar demonstrates the newly revised Site Review Instructions - which have been updated to better guide auditors in conducting a comprehensive site review. We also preview the Site Review Checklist - a new tool that auditors may use to support documentation of evidence gathered during the site review. 

FY 2022 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting People Who Are Incarcerated, and Safeguarding Communities

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The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced the fiscal year 2022 site-based grant program: Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting People Who Are Incarcerated, and Safeguarding Communities. BJA is seeking applications for projects designed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards.

Interim Reports and Corrective Action Period in the OAS

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Are you a new auditor who is interested in seeing a demonstration on how to generate an interim report in the OAS? Are you an auditor who has used the OAS in the past but needs a refresher on generating the interim report and reopening the Auditor Compliance Tool (ACT) during the Corrective Action period? Do you work for an agency or facility and are curious about what auditors see when they work through the Auditor Compliance Tool and generate an Interim Report in the OAS? This webinar demonstrates how to generate an Interim Report, reopen the ACT after an Interim Report has been generated, and document actions taken during the Corrective Action Period.

The Audit Assignment System and Contract Requirements for Auditors

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Congress amended the PREA statute in 2018 to require the DOJ PREA Management Office (DOJ PMO) to establish a system for assigning auditors to Federal, State, and local facilities. The DOJ PMO’s Audit Assignment system is planned to launch in June 2022, and this webinar provides you with some important information about the audit assignment system, audit contract requirements, and potential impacts for auditors.

Conducting and Reporting Audits in the OAS: A Demonstration of the OAS from the Auditor's Perspective

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This webinar demonstrates the OAS from the auditor’s perspective, including how to review responses and documentation provided by the agency/facility and generate an issue log; make and discuss overall compliance determinations; complete your post-audit reporting information; upload supporting documentation; and submit or generate your report, as well as tips and tricks on how to maximize efficacy and efficiency in the OAS.