This guide, also available at PREAguide.org, is designed to assist administrators of local community confinement and juvenile detention facilities in collaborating with a sexual assault response team. It is based on the experiences and lessons learned from the Sexual Assault Response Teams in Corrections Project (SARTCP), a multi-year pilot program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), that Vera implemented in Johnson County, Kansas.
“Sexual abuse in custody can and often does have lifelong effects on youth. Youth who are sexually abused or experience sexual violence can suffer higher rates of drug use, have disproportionate contact with the criminal justice system into adulthood, become victimizers, and/or have higher rates of mental illness than youth who do not suffer sexual abuse.1 In addition, sexual abuse by staff or other youth in custody compromises safety and security as well as the overall mission of juvenile justice systems—to protect and rehabilitate youth … This handbook aims to educate juvenile justice professionals about the following: Why juvenile justice professionals should be concerned about sexual abuse of youth in custody; How culture and environment contribute to sexual abuse of youth in custody; Tools that will help identify, address, and respond to sexual abuse of youth in custody; How to investigate allegations of sexual abuse of youth in custody; Useful legal tools for prosecuting sexual abuse of youth in custody; [and] Preventive measures for juvenile justice agencies” (p. 1). Sections of this handbook include: introduction; the landscape of juvenile justice agencies; sexual abuse of youth in custody; youth in custody—the role of adolescent development in preventing sexual abuse; culture of youth facilities; identifying inappropriate staff-on-youth and youth-on-youth relationships; medical and mental health care for victims; investigating sexual abuse of youth in custody—duties of a first responder; rights of staff when an allegation of staff sexual misconduct is made; legal liability and sanctions for sexual abuse of youth in custody; preventive strategies; and conclusion.
The goal of this Toolkit is to provide jails of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of inmates1 in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it does occur. Prison rape includes all forms of inmate sexual abuse within any correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, inmate transportation vehicles, juvenile detention facilities, and community corrections facilities. Protecting arrestees, detainees, and inmates from sexual violence is part of a jail’s core mission. This Toolkit will help assess your jail’s operations with an eye to improvements.
The goal of this Toolkit is to provide juvenile agencies and facilities of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of residents1 in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it does occur. Prison rape includes all forms of resident sexual abuse within any correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, resident transportation vehicles, juvenile facilities, and community corrections facilities.
PowerPoint slides for the webinar titled, The PREA Toolkit for Jails and Juvenile Facilities, which took place on November 29, 2012
This guide provides various staff checklists for inmates of the Arlington County Detention Facility. These relate to inmate injury or death/suicide, communicable diseases, mass arrests, and PREA investigations, among others.
This collection of material covers various issues related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Contents of this set are: “Facing Prison Rape, How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Affects You” (videoconference held July 21, 2004); “Responding to Prisoner Rape, Assessing Your Agency’s Response to Prison Sexual Assault (videoconference held on January 26 and 27, 2005); “Your Role: Responding to Sexual Abuse”; and “Speaking Up: Discussing Prison Sexual Assault: A Tool Kit Designed to Assist Facility Staff in Educating Offenders to Local Sexual Assault Policies and Practices” versions for either males or females.
“The intention of this guide is to provide a general overview of corrections-based sexual assault as it relates to line staff and supervisors in community corrections agencies” (p.vii). Six sections are contained in this publication: sexual violence and community corrections; sexuality, violence, and the correctional environment; offenders as victims—the impacts and implications of offender victimization; identifying and working with victims; responding to abuse—the role of community corrections staff; and protecting offenders and preventing abuse.
This entry contains forms for documenting an injury from an attack are provided. The incident report compiles information regarding: responding law enforcement agency; abuse, neglect, exploitation, or death; serious incidents (to be reported within 24 hours); location of incident; and alleged victim/juvenile information. The internal investigation form records: alleged victim(s); alleged perpetrator(s); person reported to; date of allegation reporting; date of internal investigation initiation and completion; incident specifics; and person completing the investigation.
Description: Juvenile offenders are given advice on how to tell a trusted adult about abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Topics discussed include: abuse can happen to anyone—what are physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and exploitation; who commits abuse—what to do if the abuser is another juvenile and what to do if you see or hear someone being abused; who can help; abuse is a crime—tell someone now; what else can you do; and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ). These pamphlets are also available in Spanish.
Covering the calendar year 2006, this fourth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ)—legislative mandate, research awards and activities, and PREA research reports; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)—legislative mandate, expert panel meetings, administrative survey collections, victim self-report survey collections, coordination efforts, and PREA-related publications; Review Panel on Prison Rape—legislative mandate and information gathering; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)—legislative mandate, awarding of Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Program Grants, and other assistance (BJA Award Summaries); and National Institute of Corrections (NIC)—legislative mandate, classroom training, training development, professional conferences, videoconference, informational videos, technical assistance, other assistance activities, evaluation, and national clearinghouse. Appendixes include: BJA FY 2006 Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Project Summaries; NIC/WCL (Washing College of Law) Project on Addressing Prison Rape—Sample Action Plans; and PREA Training for Trainers—Training Plan Progress Summaries.
Critical issues related to staff sexual misconduct with offenders are discussed. Sections of this handbook are: introduction; the need to talk about this now; what staff sexual misconduct entails; consequences of staff sexual misconduct; how correctional environments enable sexual misconduct; victimization; communication, gender, and abuse histories; tools for defining and identifying inappropriate relationships with offenders; what happens when an allegation of staff sexual misconduct is made; what are your rights during a staff sexual misconduct investigation; the legal consequences; prevention; and conclusion. Also included is a copy of the "50 State Survey of Criminal Laws Prohibiting the Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Correctional Supervision."
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.
The purpose of this guide is to give information that will help states and state jail-related organizations to develop or update jail standards and inspection programs. This publication contains the following sections: introduction; role and purpose of jail standards; jail standards and liability; key elements of jail standards and inspection programs; strategies for developing and implementing jail standards programs; technical assistance and resources available from the National Institute of Corrections; topics of litigation; summary of state standards and inspection programs; profiles of three organizational models of standards programs; example of a group charter for a jail standards planning committee; excerpted sections of enabling legislation for Nebraska Jail Standards; and Competency Profile of a Detention Facility Inspector.
Description: Covering the calendar year 2005, this third annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ)—legislative mandate, research awards, and requests for proposals (RFPs); Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)—legislative mandate, expert panel meetings, administrative survey collections, victim self-report survey collections, coordination efforts, and PREA-related publications; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)—legislative mandate, awarding of Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Program Grants; and National Institute of Corrections (NIC)—legislative mandate, classroom training, regional workshops for executive leadership, professional conferences, videoconference, informational video, technical assistance, and national clearinghouse.
Covering the period from October to December 2004, this second report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ)—legislative mandate, research on sexual violence in corrections and the protection of human subjects, research awards, and requests for proposals (RFPs); Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)—legislative mandate and administrative survey collections; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)—legislative mandate and awarding of Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Program Grants; and National Institute of Corrections (NIC)—legislative mandate, training and education, regional workshops for executive leadership, informational video, NIC videoconference, continued distribution of “Video Tool Kit 1: Facing Prison Rape,” agency/staff focus groups, technical assistance, and national clearinghouse.
This guide includes useful information for sexual assault counselors and advocates on working with prison rape victims. It gives an overview of the policies, resources, and responses in Pennsylvania.
Description: OJJDP views this project as one means to assist public and private corrections agencies in developing and implementing aftercare approaches for chronic and serious juvenile offenders who initially require secure confinement. The Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies and the Division of Criminal Justice, California State University at Sacramento, were funded in the spring of 1988 to conduct this project. This policy and procedures manual constitutes one of two products developed during stage two of the project. The other is the Intensive Aftercare Program (IAP) model, or prototype, that has been described in considerable detail in other project documents. The IAP model represents an effort to combine coherently the most innovative ideas and strategies that have been identified nationally to facilitate effective transitioning of high-risk juvenile parolees into the community and to offer a reasonable chance for long-term positive adjustment and reduced recidivism.
The Hampden County Correctional Center (HCCC) in Ludlow, Massachusetts has implemented an award-winning Public Health Model for Correctional Health Care that provides a spectrum of comprehensive health and mental health services to inmates, linking them to the community from which they came and to which they return. This successful and innovative system builds collaborations between correctional health and public health, reducing costs by contracting with non-profit providers in the community. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about this groundbreaking model of care that builds healthier and safer communities by addressing the needs of the incarcerated.
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.
This guide is a resource to help States, cities, and communities implement the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders. OJJDP's comprehensive strategy is based on five general principles. First, the strategy must strengthen the family in its primary responsibility to instill moral values and provide guidance and support to children. Second, the strategy must support core social institutions-schools, religious institutions, and community organizations-in their roles of developing capable, mature, and responsible youth. Third, the strategy must promote delinquency prevention as the most cost- effective approach to reducing juvenile delinquency. Fourth, the strategy must intervene immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior occurs. Fifth, the strategy must identify and control the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. The guide is presented in four parts. The first provides a detailed blueprint for use by communities and organizations that plan to implement all or part of the comprehensive strategy. The remaining three parts provide detailed, research-focused program on key topics covered in Part I, including prevention, graduated sanctions, and risk assessment.