PREA in Action: The PREA Audit Experience—Lessons Learned from the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center

Date/Time: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Standard Time


Michela Bowman, Co-Director, PREA Resource Center

Steve Jett, Director, Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center

Content of the Webinar:

The PREA Resource Center and Vera Institute of Justice invite you to join us for a webinar on the PREA audit experience. In this webinar, PREA Resource Center Co-Director Michela Bowman will describe the audit cycle, instruments, and key phases of a PREA audit. Steve Jett of the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center – the first juvenile facility in the United States to be certified as compliant with the PREA standards – will then discuss how he prepared his facility for the audit, hired an auditor, what happened during the actual audit, and what steps he took during the corrective action period. Director Jett will share the lessons he learned along the way and recommendations for other practitioners embarking on a PREA audit.

Who Should Attend:

Representatives from state departments of corrections, jails, juvenile agencies, community corrections agencies, and lockups. PREA Coordinators and PREA Compliance Managers are encouraged to attend.

How to Register:

To register for this event go to:

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