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.