Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

American Correctional Association 2020 Winter Conference

Event Date

The PRC is participating in the upcoming American Correctional Association's 2020 Winter Conference, taking place January 9–14, 2020 in San Diego, CA. The PRC will be presenting the following sessions listed below.

Got Training? Identifying Resources for your Annual PREA Training Plan  

Sunday, January 12, 2020

10:00 - 11:30 AM PT

Presenters: Michelle Duhart, PRC & Maren Arbach, Staff Training Officer II & PREA Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Bismarck, ND

Overview: The PREA Standards require that an agency provides specific training to all employees that have contact with inmates, residents, and detainees. Join this session to gain insight into what training is required to maintain PREA compliance and what current resources are available via the National PREA Resource Center and its partners to meet or expand your PREA compliance.  


You Get What You Inspect (Not Expect): Tips for Sustaining PREA Compliance  

Sunday, January 12, 2020

12:30 - 2:00 PM PT

Presenters: Phebia Moreland, PRC & Beth Shubach, PREA Coordinator, Washington Department of Corrections

Overview: This workshop will allow staff assigned PREA related duties from all confinement types that have undergone an initial DOJ PREA certification audit an opportunity to discuss tips for sustaining PREA compliance on an ongoing basis through the use of internal inspection teams. Former and current PREA Coordinators will facilitate the discussion highlighting the pros and cons of implementing internal inspection teams, tips for selecting internal inspection team members and various ways to document inspection results and develop corrective action plans. 


The Dynamics of Sexual Abuse and Harassment in Confinement 

Monday, January 13, 2020

4:00 - 5:30 PM PT

Presenters: Marion Morgan, PRC & Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention International, Los Angeles, CA

Overview: Understanding the dynamics of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement as required by PREA standard 115.31(5).  This knowledge is critical for all confinement staff to ensure sexual safety for inmates and staff. The workshop will address: What is meant by "The Dynamics of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Confinement?"

The importance of this knowledge and how it relates to preventing, detecting, and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement. How sexual abuse and sexual harassment present in confinement settings and how staff can recognize and respond to signs of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. How understanding these dynamics contributes to a culture of sexually safety and security.