Download this video from the PREA Resource Center on Vimeo.
PowerPoint slides for the webinar titled Detainee/Resident Education in Police Lockups & Community Confinement, which was broadcast on July 25, 2013.
PowerPoint slides for the PREA in Action Webinar Series presentation titled, Implementing the Screening Standards: Emerging Lessons from the Wyoming Department of Corrections, broadcast on July 23, 2013
PowerPoint slides for the webinar titled Creating a Safe Space: PREA and VIctim Services in Community Confinement, which took place on July 18, 2013.
Report summarizing National PREA Resource Center's activities and services provided for 2012-2013.
PowerPoint slides for the webinar titled, For Kids’ Sake: PREA and Victim Services in Youth Facilities, which took place on June 14, 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.
These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Prisons and Jails. Follow the link below to be directed to the full audit instrument.
The instrument includes:
A) Pre-Audit Questionnaire – this document will be sent by the auditor to the facility to be audited prior to the audit. It will be completed by the facility’s PREA Compliance Manager, or similar person. [Before any facility audits take place in a given jurisdiction, the agency level PREA Coordinator should fill out a version of this to provide any agency-level information and any relevant agency-wide policies so that all facility auditors can reference the agency-level material without having to duplicate that work.]
B) Auditor Compliance Tool – this is the tool the auditor will use to determine compliance with the standards.
C) Instructions for PREA Audit Tour – this is a guide for auditors with instructions for the facility tour they will conduct as part of each audit.
D) Interview Protocols – there are six different interview protocols. These protocols will be used by auditors to interview staff and inmates as part of the audit. Answers from the interviews will be part of the auditor’s compliance assessment. Auditors are not limited to these questions, but the questions in the protocol provide a minimum foundation for the auditor’s inquiry.
i. Agency Head or Designee
ii. Warden or Designee
iii. PREA Compliance Manager/Coordinator
iv. Specialized Staff
v. Random Staff
E) Auditor Summary Report – this is a template of the report the auditor will provide to the facility and that will be published. Much of the information in the Report auto-fills from the Auditor Compliance Tool.
In addition, the PRC has released the following documents to help agencies prepare for their audit.
F) Process Map – describes the process from pre- through post-audit.
G) Checklist of Documentation – this is a list of all documentation that will be requested of the facility as part of an audit and will be sent by the auditor to the facility along with the Pre-Audit Questionnaire in preparation for the audit.
To help agencies achieve compliance with the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape, the Vera Institute of Justice, in conjunction with the National PREA Resource Center (PRC), has developed the following guidelines to screen for risk of sexual victimization and for abusiveness, including questions to be asked of inmates, residents, and detainees, and the best use of the information from the screening to inform housing decisions.
Juveniles Orientation Notice of Understanding developed by the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority. To be used as an example or template for other agencies or facilities developing similar documents.
PREA Pamphlet for Juveniles, "Guide to Preventing and Reporting Sexual Misconduct," developed by the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority. To be used as an example or template for other agencies or facilities developing similar documents.
PREA Orientation Checklist for Juveniles developed by the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority. To be used as an example or template for other agencies or facilities developing similar documents.
PREA Juvenile Offender Orientation for Newly Committed Juvenile Offenders developed by the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority. To be used as an example or template for other agencies or facilities developing similar documents.