These posters are intended to provide information on an individual’s right to report, how to report, and access to victim support services. The posters were created in a range of sizes and designed to allow facilities to modify them to make them facility-specific. Instructions for how to modify the template and how to print for best results are included.
PRC, along with its partner, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, has released a five-part video series on trauma-informed care and PREA. This engaging series introduces staff to the concept of trauma generally and, more specifically, its impact on individuals in confinement. The series also highlights a jurisdiction that has embraced a trauma-informed approach in its correctional management practices, with far-reaching impact beyond PREA implementation. See below for links to each video in the series and for a resource guide to accompany the video series.
PRC, along with its partner, the Vera Institute of Justice, has released a new resource guide on how to make PREA and victim services accessible for people with disabilities. The guide was developed in order to raise awareness around what is meant by “disabilities” and how to meet the needs of people with disabilities within confinement facilities to ensure access to information and resources and create sexually safe environments.
To assist facilities with the development and implementation of PREA compliant staffing plans, The Moss Group, Inc., under subcontract with the National PREA Resource Center, has developed this Staffing Plan White Paper. This paper identifies and explains the applicable PREA Standards and requirements, along with other influencing factors that impact a facility’s development, documentation and implementation of a PREA-compliant facility staffing plan.
PRC, along with its partner, The Moss Group, Inc., has released an instructional video and facilitator’s guide on conducting professional and respectful cross-gender pat searches and pat searches of transgender inmates. The Moss Group, Inc., and PRC produced this resource in an effort to support agency compliance with the PREA standards. However, the standards do not require the usage of any specific vendor or curricula, including those produced by the PRC. Agencies evaluating training products should complete an independent evaluation of whether or not the training product will meet training requirements as specified by the PREA standards. See below for links to these resources.
The guide provides strategies for safely housing inmates at risk of sexual abuse without isolating them. The promising strategies included in the guide aim to not only protect individuals from abusers, but also ensure equal access to programming and health and mental health services, and congregate opportunities.
This publication is a tool for educating inmates about legal and other mechanisms, including the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), that can provide protection and redress from sexual abuse in custodial settings.
This handbook provides information on the following subjects:
- The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and the National PREA Standards.
- Sexual abuse in custody by staff and other inmates.
- Dynamics of sexual abuse in custody.
- Reporting and factors affecting inmates’ decisions to report.
- Medical and mental health needs of inmates who are victims of sexual abuse.
- Inmates’ rights under the Prison Rape Elimination Act and the National PREA Standards.
- Resources for seeking help or interventions after incidents of sexual abuse or harassment.
Resident orientation video (English version) developed by Texas Juvenile Justice Department as well as the accompanying instructor's guide.
Resident orientation video (Spanish version) developed by Texas Juvenile Justice Department as well as the accompanying instructor's guide.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is entered into between BARNWELL COUNTY DETENTION CENTER (BCDC), and THE CUMBEE CENTER TO ASSIST ABUSED PERSONS (Cumbee Center), and is written to facilitate an agreement between the parties for services related to goals and implementation of federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) mandates.
New PREA resources have been added to the Conditions of Confinement page on the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative's (JDAI) Help Desk, shared by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy in Washington, DC.
Example contract language for disciplinary action penalties developed by New York State. Can be used as an example template for development of similar documents.
PowerPoint slides for the webinar titled Creating a Safe Space: PREA and VIctim Services in Community Confinement, which took place on July 18, 2013.
This document is intended to guide professionals in their implementation of specific standards. Each category contains (1) a brief synopsis summarizing the standards in that category; (2) links to an online version of those standards; (3) links to helpful resources related to those standards sorted by correctional facility type; and (4) where relevant, a discussion of some key issues raised by those particular standards. The issues and resources are not exhaustive, but rather offer a snapshot of those that may be of particular interest to practitioners working to comply with the standards. Additional resources will be added as they are made available. Please click here to access the PREA Essentials page on the PRC website.
PowerPoint slides for the webinar titled, The National PREA Standards: Implications for Human Resource Practices in Correctional Settings, which took place on May 30, 2013.
Document for signature and acknowledgement of receipt of training on PREA for Volunteers developed by the New York State of Juvenile Jusitce and Opportunities for Youth. Can be used as an example template for development of similar documents.
Webinar slides for the webinar that took place on April 23, 2013 titled Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Boys, Girls and Gender Non-Conforming Youth.
Example of the video surveillance plan used by the New York State Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth. Can be used as a guidance for developing plans in other agencies.
Policy review guide intended to guide policy according to the PREA Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails.
Policy review guide intended to guide policy according to the PREA Standards for Juvenile Corrections.
A manual for correct policy, procedure, and standards developed for auditors by the American Correctional Association.
Anyone who needs to gather and analyze data concerning various jail-related issues will find this manual useful. This document provides guidance on how information can fuel policy decision making. Chapters comprising this guide are: introduction; good management requires good information; information that should be collected; preparing for data collection; how to locate and capture information; how to put it all together; how to analyze information; how to interpret information; sharing information with others; and getting the most from your information system. Appendices include: a glossary of statistical terms for non-statisticians; annotated bibliography; manual data collection procedures and sample forms; inmate profile data collection; incident data code book sample; transport data collection; tables for determining sample size; simple random sampling; calculating the standard deviation; calculating Chi Square; and manual data display.
This handbook presents an overview of the United Nations rules on prison conditions and treatment of prisoners and explains their value and meaning for prison policy and practice. It has been written for those who work with prisoners or are responsible for their care and treatment.
Color coded map of the United States depicting states with criminal legislation concerning Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody