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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Making PREA and Victim Services Accessible for People With Disabilities

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The Vera Institute of Justice, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, presents a webinar to introduce a new resource on how to make PREA information and victim services accessible for incarcerated adults and juveniles with disabilities.

Working Collaboratively: Lessons Learned From the Texas Juvenile Justice Department

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Join us to hear from Jerome Williams, PREA Compliance Department, Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) regarding TJJD’s efforts at statewide juvenile facility PREA Compliance.

Keeping Vulnerable Populations Safe Under PREA: Alternative Strategies to the Use of Segregation in Prisons and Jails

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The Vera Institute of Justice, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, presents a webinar to introduce a new resource on how to keep vulnerable populations safe under PREA. Presenters will discuss the PREA standards that place restrictions on the use of involuntary protective custody and walk participants through a new implementation guide that provides strategies for prisons and jails on how to safely house inmates at risk of sexual abuse without isolating them.

Untangling the PREA Standards: Outside Reporting, Confidential Support, and Third-Party Reporting

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Does your corrections agency provide inmates with a way to report sexual abuse to an outside agency? Does it offer confidential services for survivors? And are you accepting third-party reports? If your agency is struggling to meet the above PREA standards — or even to understand what they mean and how they are different — then this webinar is essential viewing.

Asking Adults and Juveniles About Their Sexual Orientation: Practical Considerations for the PREA Screening Standards

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After reviewing new statistics on LGBT people in confinement, this webinar will provide case studies of one county probation department and one state criminal justice system that have begun collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants will leave with specific questions that they can add to their data collection and case management systems.

The Making of a Jail PREA Coordinator

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Who should you choose and how do you determine their role, duties, and responsibilities of a PREA Coordinator? This webinar is designed for jail leaders as they make the decision about the appointment of a PREA Coordinator to assure that such person has sufficient authority, credibility, and knowledge to oversee the agency efforts toward implementation. This webinar will also outline the basic duties and responsibilities of a PREA Coordinator and PREA Compliance Managers.

Meeting the Youthful Inmate Standard: Implications for Operations, Promising Practices and the Law

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This webinar focuses on the content and application of the Youthful Inmate standard. During the webinar, Prof. Smith and co-presenters will: (1) review the youthful inmate standard 115.17; (2) discuss the particulars of youthful inmates in custodial settings—gender, settings and age; (3) outline models for housing youthful inmates; (4) discuss operational strategies for keeping youthful inmates safe in adult settings; and (5) discuss legal issues related to housing and protection of youthful inmates.