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

There are no Upcoming Webinars at this time.

Past webinars

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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.

PREA Legal Landscape Series: Part 1 - Prisoner 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 first webinar in the series examined 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.

2020 PREA Certification Assurance Training

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The PREA Management Office (PMO) created this pre-recorded video training that is designed to assist governors’ offices, adult and juvenile correctional administrators, PREA coordinators, and others who may be responsible for collecting information for the annual governors' certification and assurance requirement. The training provides an overview of the governors' certification and assurance process and requirements for Audit Year 1 of Cycle 3, including a tutorial on how to use the PREA Certification and Assurance Worksheet to capture all the required certification and assurance information.

*Note: At 9:41, it should say Audit Year 2 of Cycle 3. At 10:06, it should say Audit Year 1 of Cycle 3.