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.
CC PREA Refresher #2 - Effects of Abuse
CC PREA Refresher #3 - Professional Communication and Boundaries
CC PREA Refresher #4 - Resident Privacy
CC PREA Refresher #5 - Ways Residents Can Report
CC PREA Refresher #6 - Resident Support Services
CC PREA Refresher #7 - Helping Residents Who Primarily Speak Another Language
CC PREA Refresher #8 - Reporting Knowledge, Suspicion, or Information
CC PREA Refresher #9 - First Responder Duties
CC PREA Refresher #10 - Completing an Incident Report
CC PREA Refresher #11 - Investigations
CC PREA Refresher #12 - Encouraging Residents to Report Sexual Abuse
CC PREA Refresher Bonus - Monitoring for Safety and Security
JJ PREA Refresher #2 - Effects of Abuse
JJ PREA Refresher #3 - Professional Communication and Boundaries
JJ PREA Refresher #4 - Resident Privacy
JJ PREA Refresher #5 - Ways Residents Can Report
JJ PREA Refresher #6 - Resident Support Services
JJ PREA Refresher #7 - Helping Residents Who Primarily Speak Another Language
JJ PREA Refresher #8 - Reporting Knowledge, Suspicion, or Information
JJ PREA Refresher #9 - First Responder Duties
JJ PREA Refresher #10 - Completing an Incident Report
JJ PREA Refresher #11 - Investigations
JJ PREA Refresher #12 - Encouraging Residents to Report Sexual Abuse
JJ PREA Refresher Bonus - Monitoring for Safety and Security
P&J PREA Refresher #2 - Effects of Abuse
P&J PREA Refresher #3 - Professional Communication and Boundaries
P&J PREA Refresher #4 - Inmate Privacy
P&J PREA Refresher #5 - Ways Inmates Can Report
P&J PREA Refresher #6 - Inmate Support Services
P&J PREA Refresher #7 - Helping Inmates Who Primarily Speak Another Language
P&J PREA Refresher #8 - Reporting Knowledge, Suspicion, or Information
P&J PREA Refresher #9 - First Responder Duties
P&J PREA Refresher #10 - Completing an Incident Report
P&J PREA Refresher #11 - Investigations
P&J PREA Refresher #12 - Encouraging Inmates to Report Sexual Abuse
P&J PREA Refresher Bonus - Monitoring for Safety and Security
PRC, along with its partner, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, has released an instructional video and resource guide for external investigators on how to investigate sexual assault and sex-related crimes in confinement settings. The video explores the similarities and differences between investigating such crimes in the community and in confinement, utilizing terminology that is familiar to external investigators (i.e., sexual assault). The goal of the video is to raise awareness of external investigators to the dynamics of sexual abuse in confinement, while the resource guide provides additional resources.
In 2013, NMAC together with Bernalillo, Chaves, San Juan, and Taos counties was awarded a $300,000 grant from the PRC to support implementation of the PREA standards in New Mexico juvenile detention facilities. The resources produced include a staff training course and resident orientation video as well as updated sample policies.
Access the facilitator’s guide here.
For more information about the resources developed by the NMAC, please visit their website at http://www.nmcounties.org/prea-implementation-materials/
Quick Reference Guide: Confidentiality and Privilege Exceptions and Mandatory Reporting Obligations of Rape Crisis Counselors
Fifty State Survey of Confidentiality and Privilege Statutes: Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault Counselors
Presenter transcripts from a regional training held in Denver, CO in April 2013 for specialized training for medical and mental health care staff. A link to video presentations is included.
Module 2: Forensic Evidence Preservation
Module 3: How to Respond Professionally and Effectively to Victims of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment During Incarceration
Module 4: Reporting and the PREA Standards
PREA and Medical and Mental Health Care: A Trauma-Informed Approach
Why PREA Matters: Understanding Sexual Trauma in Custody
Presentation slides from PREA 101 Community Corrections Webinar.
Presentation slides from PREA 101 Juvenile Agencies Webinar.
Presentation slides from PREA 101 Adult Webinar.
Module 2 involves an over-view of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. The lesson will underline the function of PREA, acquaint participants with the major sections of the law, address challenges to implementation, and look at the present situation with regard to PREA standards. Of particular relevance is understanding PREA as it concerns juvenile offenders. The prevalence of sexual assault in juvenile facilities is highlighted by means of examining a survey youth offenders concerning sexual violence at juvenile facilities. Data from juvenile and adult facilities is compared. The findings and recommendations of an institutional review panel, as well as the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission are presented. Suggestions for maintaining compliance with PREA standards are presented.
Handouts and slideshow on the topic “Victimization and Mental Health Care” in this module the instructor reviews rates of sexual violence in the community, reviews offenders’ past history of victimization, reviews and discusses rates of sexual violence experienced by offenders under correctional supervision, discusses how victimization may affect the correctional environment, identifies needed mental health interventions for victims of sexual violence in correctional settings and makes recommendations for correctional agencies regarding necessary mental health interventions
This Module, the first of three, discusses myths concerning sexual misconduct in corrections and discussed the Texas state laws and Texas Youth Commission policy regarding sexual misconduct in correctional facilities.
In this training's third and final Module, participants will gain knowledge regarding how sexual harassment and a sexualized work environment contribute to misconduct within a facility. They will also explore their role in preventing and eliminating such an environment.
In Module 2, participants will explore the dynamics of the correctional culture as it relates to both youth and staff. Participants will review adolescent development and common behaviors in a correctional environment. Participants will have a contextual understanding of the relationship between correctional culture and sexual misconduct.
This report includes recommendations for training objectives and topics that will enable an examiner to implement the recommendations. This publication is a companion for a National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, which was released in September 2004
Materials used during this training program addressing staff sexual misconduct with youth are available at this website. Participants of this course will be able to: define and understand the scope and impact of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) in juvenile settings; understand the links between law and policy in eradicating the sexual abuse of juveniles under correctional supervision; understand the significance and impact of organizational and institutional culture on eliminating sexual violence in juvenile facilities; identify critical management and operational issues that affect staff sexual misconduct with youth in custody; identify an operational training plan and elements of training; recognize the legal implications of staff sexual misconduct with youth in custody; and develop a systematic approach to addressing sexual assault in juvenile settings.
This entry is the Instuctor's guide for the training curriculum "Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum."
A curriculum to address the needs of those who investigate allegations of staff sexual misconduct is presented. The following sections are contained in this manual: defining staff sexual misconduct and an overview of the national scope; legal considerations; institutional culture and staff/inmate dynamics; proactive investigative framework; responding to allegations; and activity booklet and action planning.