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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Increasing Access to PREA Reporting and Services for Incarcerated People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Incarcerated people who are Deaf or hard of hearing often face communication barriers that make it difficult for them to report sexual abuse and access supportive services. In this webinar, presenters will share some foundational information about Deaf and hard of hearing communities and discuss practical strategies for making PREA reporting and access to outside confidential support accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing people in custody.

Agency Audit Guide for Agency & Facility Based Users: Demo, Updates & More

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This webinar discusses the agency audit from the agency and facility-based user perspective including answering the questions: “How does an agency audit benefit our agency?” “What standards are included?” “How long is an agency audit valid?” As well as tips and tricks on how to maximize efficacy and efficiency in the OAS.

Agency Audit Guide for Auditors: Demo, Updates, & More

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In this webinar, we will discuss the agency audit from the auditor’s perspective, including answering the questions: “How do I initiate an agency audit?”  “What standards are included?” “How do I review the agency audit responses as the facility auditor?” As well as tips and tricks on how to maximize efficacy and efficiency in the OAS. 

Power Hour: Chat with an Expert Standard 115.65

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During this webinar, we cover PREA Standard 115.65 Coordinated response. The purpose of this standard is to ensure that every person in the facility who has the responsibility for responding to an incident of sexual abuse understands precisely what their roles are and how their roles interact with others’ so that the facility achieves an effective, coordinated response to every incident of sexual abuse.

We encourage you to invite your colleagues to join the discussion and use it as an opportunity for ongoing education. Our featured presenters will be Maren Arbach, Senior Program Specialist (PRC) and Melissa Rodriguez, Senior Program Associate (PRC).

New PREA Education Videos for People in Confinement

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Education of people in custody is part of sexual abuse prevention. In order to make sure they know their rights, people need to be engaged, and there is an ongoing need for creative content. These new PREA education videos were developed by our PRC partners Just Detention International (JDI) and 5ive to help adult and juvenile facilities meet the PREA education requirements of the US Department of Justice’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (§115.33 and §115.333). Through the use of graphics and animation the developers have created videos like nothing currently in use and are guaranteed to grab people’s attention.

Power Hour: Chat with an Expert Standard 115.61

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During this webinar, we will cover PREA Standard 115.61 Staff and agency reporting duties. The purpose of this standard is to establish a strong, effective reporting culture among staff and ensure that the agency and facility receive timely information about sexual abuse, sexual harassment, retaliation, and staff neglect or violations of responsibilities that may have contributed to an incident or retaliation. Additionally, this standard helps build confidence and trust in the reporting system and helps minimize a victim’s fear of reporting and possible retaliation.

Power Hour: Chat with an Expert Standard 115.67

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During this webinar, we cover PREA Standard 115.67: Agency protection from retaliation. We encourage you to invite your colleagues to join the discussion and use it as an opportunity for ongoing education. Our featured presenter is Michele Luecking-Sunman, Senior Program Manager and Legal Counsel, PREA Resource Center.

Power Hour: Chat with an Expert Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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In response to numerous questions received from the field, this webinar features PRC and Department of Justice (DOJ) experts discussing the history and purpose of issuing FAQs along with the underlying legal authority to do so. The presenters discuss where questions originate and who answers the questions, and presents some examples of FAQs that are particularly important for the field to understand.