These posters are intended to provide information on an individual’s right to report, how to report, and access to victim support services. The posters were created in a range of sizes and designed to allow facilities to modify them to make them facility-specific. Instructions for how to modify the template and how to print for best results are included.
The PRC in collaboration with its partner the American Jail Association has developed a series of fact bulletins on the PREA standards. The fact bulletins, listed below, touch on specific standards that jurisdictions often have questions about and provide succinct, clear explanations of the standards and recommendations for practice. The fact bulletins were developed with jails in mind, but provide information that can be utilized by any facility type.
PREA and Inmate Education aims to help corrections officials craft a robust inmate education program that promotes safe, secure facilities, while also bringing agencies into compliance with the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. This guide offers proven strategies and tools for setting up programs in each of the four types of facilities covered under the standards: adult prisons and jails, police lockups, community confinement facilities, and juvenile facilities. Case examples are also provided to illustrate how a range of facilities are successfully implementing the PREA standards related to inmate education.
This guide reviews many strategies for putting in place effective inmate education programs. Each approach highlighted has its advantages; when used together, in a complementary fashion, they can reinforce an agency's zero-tolerance message, create a culture where inmates feel safe reporting, ensure the program's sustainability, and prevent sexual abuse.
To access an introductory webinar about the guide, click here.
This brochure is intended for essential inmate/resident education on PREA including definitions of sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and how to make a report. The brochure was created to allow facilities to modify it to make it facility-specific. Instructions for how to modify the template and how to print for best results are included.
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.
The NIJC offers many publications and materials concerning tribal issues and concerns, including Native youth juvenile justice.
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is a 100% Native American operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples. In particular, they provide assistance in the area of sexual violence against women and children, and offer one of the most comprehensive sources of information concerning criminal justice issues in Indian County on their Tribal Courts Clearinghouse page.
The following materials were provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. They are resource materials used in the PA DOC community confinement facilities.
This report is intended to offer a description of a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are beginning to address and implement trauma-informed systems of care for youth and their families. It begins with a discussion of trauma and its effects on youth, especially those with behavioral health conditions. This is followed by a discussion of the types of trauma-related disorders, the behavioral manifestations of trauma that youth may display, and a summary of factors that affect the severity of trauma-related disorders. The report then describes nine key elements of a trauma-informed approach within the context of juvenile justice diversion. Case examples are included from each of the states participating in the 2014-15 Policy Academy–Action Network Initiative.
PRC, along with its partner Æquitas, has released a resource guide for prosecutors for their work on cases involving sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement.