New PREA Education Videos for Adult and Juvenile People in Confinement
Education of people in custody is part of sexual abuse prevention. In order to make sure they know their rights, people need to be engaged, and there is an ongoing need for creative content. These new PREA education videos were developed by our PRC partners Just Detention International (JDI) and 5ive to help adult and juvenile facilities meet the PREA education requirements of the US Department of Justice’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (§115.33 and §115.333). Through the use of graphics and animation the developers have created videos like nothing currently in use and are guaranteed to grab people’s attention.
Each set of videos below include an Intake and Comprehensive education version.
The Intake information includes:
- Agency’s zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
- How to report incidents or suspicions of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.
Note: A facility that chooses to show the intake video without a facilitator should make sure that all people in confinement receive supporting materials, like a handout, pamphlet, handbook, etc. Because the video does not cover agency specific information, the handout, pamphlet, handbook, etc., should include at a minimum, an explanation of the agency's zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual abuse and sexual harassment and the multiple avenues for reporting sexual abuse and sexual harassment to include the name of a staff member who is available to answer any follow-up questions or to discuss any concerns.
The Comprehensive information includes:
- Rights to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
- Free from retaliation for reporting such incidents.
- Agency policies and procedures for responding to such incidents.
The PREA Standards require Comprehensive education at the following timeframes:
- Within 10 days - at juvenile facilities
- Within 30 days - at adult prisons/jails
Note: It is strongly recommended that agencies have a facilitator run screenings of the Comprehensive education video. As with any classroom environment, people are less likely to engage with — and thus remember — the information in the video without a facilitator present to highlight key points and lead conversations. The facilitator should take this opportunity to review with people in confinement at a minimum, the agency’s mission and values, the multiple avenues for reporting, and the available emotional support services and programs. There should also be time for questions following the presentation.
(For tips on how to use these videos to build your education program for people in confinement and how to customize the videos to the needs of your facility, please view this archived webinar)
Video Versions and Length
These videos are available for download free of charge and in multiple versions including adult and juvenile, intake and comprehensive education, and in multiple languages.
(To download: click on the appropriate link. Once on the Vimeo page, click the grey download button beneath the video.)
Note: Use of these videos does not guarantee that an auditor will find a facility meets standards. Rather, an auditor will take into consideration the use of these videos as part of their overall determination of compliance.