Victim safety/trauma plan to be completed if there is reason to believe that sexual abuse/sexual assault has occurred.
With help from Urban Institute researchers, three county jails adopted strategies to prevent sexual assault and violence among inmates by increasing the effort required to commit violent acts and by making perpetrators more likely to get caught. Rather than changing the underlying motivation behind offending behavior, these strate- gies used a situational crime prevention approach to change the environment and how it is managed, closing off opportunities for crime (Clarke 1997). Fewer triggers and opportunities to commit violence should translate into fewer offenses—and the jail environment is, in most cases, easier to control than individual behavior.
This document defines and outlines the policies and procedure for inmate sexual misconduct and sexual assault for the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funded a meeting that brought together content experts to discuss the issue of classification, particularly as it relates to the PREA draft standards. The workshop provided a valuable opportunity to assemble a small group of researchers and practitioners to identify the state of current research and practice, to discuss the challenges in the field, and to make recommendations to BJA and the U.S. Attorney General regarding strategies for improving classification as a means to contribute to sexual safety in jails and
This is essential reading for anyone tasked with eradicating the sexual assault of incarcerated individuals. Eleven promising practices are described: leaders who promote values; officials who seek better ways of managing the inmate population; open communication; recruitment and hiring of well-rounded individuals, mentoring, and succession planning; staff training; direct supervision; effective programs and services; an objective classification system; a comprehensive and independent investigation process; a system for data-driven decision making; and officials committed to correcting mistakes. Appendixes are also included that provide valuable information: literature review; inmate-on-inmate sexual assault investigation, a case description; a guide to effective medical response to prison sexual violence; effective victim services; and “Building Blocks for Institutional Safety” bulletins.
This document contains the code of ethics and conduct for employees of the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office. Policy, definitions and procedures are included.