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.

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

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The PRC is proud to announce the new 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 will examine the criminal prosecution of perpetrators of sexual abuse of victims in custody. This webinar will also explore 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?

Past webinars

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PREA Peer Education – 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 new 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 will examine PREA in the challenging contexts of collective bargaining, disciplinary procedures, discrimination claims, and anti-fraternization policies during and after employment. We will also use court and administrative decisions to illuminate our discussion.

PREA Legal Landscape Series: Part 1 - Prisoner Litigation

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The PRC is proud to announce the new PREA legal landscape webinar series with Professor Brenda V. Smith of Smith Consulting, former commissioner for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. The first webinar in the series will examine how PREA has affected prisoner litigation regarding sexual assault in custody, whether it has affected the limitations imposed by Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), and how the courts are interpreting and applying violations of PREA in its decisions.

FY 2021 Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities

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The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the fiscal year 2021 site-based grant program, entitled Implementing the PREA Standards, Protecting Inmates, and Safeguarding Communities. The purpose of this program is to assist confinement facilities and the agencies that oversee them in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in these facilities, and to promote compliance with the PREA Standards.

Power Hour: Chat with a PREA Expert on Standard 115.54

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During this webinar, we covered PREA Standard 115.54: Third-Party Reporting. This month's presenter was Kayla Houser, program manager with the PREA Targeted Implementation and Planning Support Program (TIPS), which supports smaller confinement facilities in becoming PREA compliant. She joins Impact Justice with over a decade of experience in the victim services field, with a specific focus on addressing sexual violence through an anti-oppression framework.

Developing a PREA-Compliant Language Access Plan for Incarcerated People Who Are Limited English Proficient

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During this webinar, presenters Allison Hastings and Jannette Brickman from Vera discussed the PREA requirements, provided an overview of language access and why it matters, and walked participants through the steps in the new guide for creating PREA-compliant language access plans.