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.

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

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This webinar will demonstrate 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.

Past webinars

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Conducting and Reporting Audits in the Online Audit System: 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. 

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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Do you work for an agency or facility and are you interested in learning more about how to work through the Pre-Audit Questionnaire (PAQ) in the Online Audit System (OAS)? Are you an auditor who is curious about what agency- and facility-based users see as they work through the PAQ in the OAS? 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.

Reporting Audits via the OAS Paper Audit Reporting Portal (for Auditors)

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Are you an auditor who is conducting an audit using the paper audit instrument? Do you want to learn more about the OAS Paper Audit Reporting Portal? This webinar demonstrates the OAS Paper Audit Reporting Portal, including how to provide information about the audited facility, upload your audit report, complete your post-audit reporting obligation, and upload evidence used to make compliance determinations.

PREA Legal Landscape Series: Part 3 - Prosecution of Sexual Abuse in Custody

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The PRC is proud to announce the PREA legal landscape webinar series with Professor Brenda V. Smith of Smith Consulting, former commissioner for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. The third and final webinar in the series examined the criminal prosecution of perpetrators of sexual abuse of victims in custody. This webinar also explored the following questions: What investigation processes and evidence collection have led to prosecution and conviction of staff and incarcerated perpetrators? What roles do PREA training and education play in the detection and prosecution of these perpetrators? What are some best practices in working with prosecutors and law enforcement when agencies refer cases for prosecution?

PREA Peer Education: An Innovative Approach to Inmate/Resident Education

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In response to the ongoing need to provide innovative and informative resources to support PREA implementation, the PRC, in partnership with Just Detention International (JDI), has released peer education resources to enhance existing efforts for inmate and resident education. The PRC hosted a webinar to highlight and discuss these new resources.

Introducing the Online Audit System Paper Audit Reporting Portal

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This webinar is geared toward auditors who want to learn more about the OAS. This presentation will demonstrate the OAS Paper Audit Reporting Portal, including how to provide information about the audited facility, upload your audit report, complete your post-audit reporting obligation, and upload evidence used to make compliance determinations.

General OAS Q&A session

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The PRC hosted a Q&A session on the PREA Online Audit System (OAS). This session answered questions specific to how the OAS can benefit you, your agency, or facility. Along with questions regarding future plans for the OAS.

 

Medical Forensic Exams for Incarcerated Survivors: PREA Case Studies Webinar

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In this webinar — supplementing the three-part PREA webinar series hosted by the PRC and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) — Just Detention International (JDI) joined the PRC and IAFN experts to share case study examples relating to the provision of medical forensic exams for incarcerated survivors. Drawing from key issues explored in the previous three-part series, as well as participant feedback, these case study examples illustrated some of the foremost challenges to delivering care and collecting evidence in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Specifically, the speakers highlighted the appropriate activation and response process for accessing the medical forensic examination; how to maintain effective communication throughout the response process; considerations for the medical forensic exam; and post-assault care for incarcerated survivors — all through the lens of pertinent PREA Standards.

 

PREA Legal Landscape Series: Part 2 - Employment Litigation

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The PRC is proud to announce the PREA legal landscape webinar series with Professor Brenda V. Smith of Smith Consulting, former commissioner for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. The second webinar in the series examined PREA in the challenging contexts of collective bargaining, disciplinary procedures, discrimination claims, and anti-fraternization policies during and after employment. Court and administrative decisions were also used to  illuminate the discussion.