Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

PREA Standards and Policy Development Guidelines for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals in Custody

Date / Time
Presenter (s)
Prof. Brenda V. Smith, Director, The Project on Addressing Prison Rape
Lorie Brisbin, Correctional Program Specialist, The National Institute of Corrections

Content of the Webinar:
This webinar focuses on the national PREA Standards and general policies agencies need to have in place to ensure the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in custodial settings.  During the webinar, Prof. Smith and Ms. Brisbin will: (1) review the evolving terms and definitions staff need to understand; (2) identify the specific risks for LGBTI individuals in custody; (3) discuss the national PREA Standards applicable to LGBTI offenders; (4) discuss important elements of the law as it relates to safety, security and needs of LGBTI offenders; and lastly (5) identify elements of legally sound and effective policy and practice. 

Who Should Attend:
This webinar is open to all correctional professionals from adult correctional agencies—prisons, jails and community corrections, as well as attorneys and community advocates.