Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training

The PRC, operated via a competitively awarded cooperative agreement between Impact Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs, is proud to offer the first Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training in October 2017. The PRC has consistently received feedback on its Auditor Training program that the knowledge and skills trainees gain are unparalleled. Trainees who attend Auditor Training on behalf of their facility or agency return not only with auditing skills, but with expertise needed to assist their agency’s implementation efforts. The PRC has, therefore, produced the Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training to meet the needs of practitioners and agency staff in the field who want the in-depth training provided at Auditor Training, but who are not seeking auditor certification. This 40-hour classroom training will help individuals prepare their facilities for a PREA audit and carry out long-term implementation of the PREA standards. PREA coordinators, compliance managers, and other individuals with similar functions will have the benefit of participating in a training that parallels the long-standing PREA Auditor Training without completing the additional requirements for certification, such as the exam, background check, field training, and continuing education requirements.

Like the PREA Auditor Training, the Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training will cover several topics, including the dynamics of sexual abuse in confinement, the PREA audit process and standard requirements, LGBTI sensitivity, and expectations of auditors and audit reports. In addition, this training will focus on implementation strategies and challenges with several opportunities for Q&A and small group discussion.

Though the PRC aims to reach as broad an audience as possible, we understand that many agencies may wish to send more than one employee to training. We will consider this on a case-by-case basis and encourage applicants to be clear in their application why more than one employee should be considered for training. 

The training will be held in Phoenix, AZ, October 2-6, 2017. Selected applicants can expect to receive an invitation from the PRC. Each training class is 40 hours, Monday through Friday, generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; commitment to attend the full duration of the training is required for participation. All travel, lodging, and meal costs associated with attending the Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training are the responsibility of the applicant. There is no fee associated with attending or participating in the training course itself.

Click here to apply for this training. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017.