Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

Archived Webinars

Using the search bar below, you can search for keywords in webinar titles and descriptions to find the webinars you’re looking for!

Demystifying the Jail Audit Prep and Process

Date / Time
-
Webinar Abstract
This webinar will focus on the logistics of undergoing an audit. This session will provide visuals for each audit instrument component and address how an agency should prepare for an audit, who should be on the audit preparation team, what takes place at each step in the audit, compliance measures, what happens during a corrective action period, and the agency’s responsibilities once it receives the final audit report.

Cross-Gender Supervision and Legal Liability

Date / Time
-
Webinar Abstract
This webinar focuses on the legal liability of agencies and staff when engaging in cross gender supervision and searches of people in custody. During the webinar, Prof. Smith will: (1) review the legal issues involved in cross gender supervision and searches including the national PREA Standards and applicable state and federal laws; (2) illustrate legal liability in different settings and scenarios using case law decisions; (3) discuss different elements of liability for municipalities, officials, individuals and staff; and (4) identify steps agencies can take to address potential liability.

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

Date / Time
-
Webinar Abstract
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.

Developing Partnerships with Community-Based Service Providers – Part I

Date / Time
-
Webinar Abstract
The Vera Institute of Justice and Just Detention International, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, present Part I of a two-part webinar series on how to include victim service providers in a facility’s sexual abuse prevention and response efforts.