Content of the Webinar:
On September 4, 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the first ever federal law addressing the issue of sexual abuse within correctional settings. Unfortunately, the name of the act can be misleading--it is not just about prisons and it is not just about rape. PREA and recently released PREA standards address all types of sexual abuse and misconduct in all custodial correctional settings, including prisons, jails, police lock-ups, juvenile detention facilities, and community residential settings.
By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and its implications for community corrections agencies.
- Discuss the short- and long-term impact that corrections-based sexual abuse can have for victims.
- Identify appropriate strategies to respond to victims of corrections-based sexual abuse within community corrections settings.
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This webinar is presented by the Council of State Governments/APPA under Cooperative Agreement Number 2009-SZ-B9-K001, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this presentation are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.