Training - Adult Prisons and Jails

Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations

This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality and institutional culture and understand their impact on sexual abuse of inmates; (4) discuss immediate and long-term medical and mental health care needs of inmate victims of sexual abuse; and (5) identify legal, investigative and other implications and strategies of responding to custodial sexual abuse.

Pre-training Checklist (This is a pre-training checklist summarizing the information from each module and provides items to consider to help trainer(s) assess their own readiness and the readiness of their agency or facility for this particular training.)

Instructor's Guide
(including course evaluation and pre/post tests)

Participant Manual
(PowerPoints and Handouts)

Module 1: Training Objectives
PowerPoint

Module 2: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 3: Vectors of Sexual Abuse in Custody-- Gender, Sexuality, and
Victimization
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 4: Sexuality and Sexual Behavior
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 5: Implications of Institutional and Staff Culture on Addressing Sexual
Abuse in Custody
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 6: Implications of Inmate Culture on Addressing Sexual Abuse in Custody
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 7: Gender and Victimization
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 8: State Criminal Laws
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 9: Policy
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 10: Medical and Mental Health of Victims in Custody
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 11: Operational Practices
PowerPoint

Module 12: Gender Implications for Investigations
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 13: Human Resources and the Impact of Gender
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 14: Legal Liability and Gender

PowerPoint
Handouts

NOTE: BJA is currently undergoing a comprehensive review of this curriculum for official approval. Use of this curriculum, either in part or in whole, does not guarantee that an auditor will find a facility “meets standards” in regards to compliance.

Human Resources and Administrative Investigations

This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and investigative implications and strategies to responding.

Instructor's Guide
(including course evaluation and pre/post tests)

Curriculum (PowerPoints and Handouts)

Module 1: Training Objectives
PowerPoint

Module 2: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 3: State Laws
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 4: Agency Policy
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 5: Agency Culture
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 6: Operational Practices
PowerPoint

Module 7: Techniques for Strong Administrative Investigations
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 8: Human Resources and Pre-Employment Practices
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 9: The Law and Human Resources Issues
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 10: Legal Liability
PowerPoint
Handouts

NOTE: BJA is currently undergoing a comprehensive review of this curriculum for official approval. Use of this curriculum, either in part or in whole, does not guarantee that an auditor will find a facility “meets standards” in regards to compliance.

National Training Curriculum: Responding to Inmate on Inmate Sexual Abuse Curriculum (Forthcoming September 2013)


Instructor's Guide

Participant Manual

National Training Curriculum: Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misocnduct with Offenders Curriculum (2010)

Instructor's Guide

Participant Manual (Cover)

Module 1: Training Objectives
PowerPoint

Module 2: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 3: State Laws and Investigations
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 4: Agency Culture
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 5: Action Planning
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 6: Training for Investigators
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 7: Investigative Policy
PowerPoint

Module 8: Operational Practices
PowerPoint

Module 9: Investigative Techniques
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 10: DNA and Medical Care
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 11: Victimization and Mental Health Care
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 12: Media Strategies
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 13: The Role of Prosecutors in Cases of Staff Sexual Misconduct
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 14: Human Resource Issues in Investigations of Staff Sexual Misconduct
PowerPoint
Handouts

Module 15: Legal Liability
PowerPoint

Appendix
Pre/Post Test
Course Evaluation

National Training Curriculum: Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum (2006)

Instructor's Guide

Participant Manual (Note: For more information on lessons and participant notebook inclusions please contact endsilence@wcl.american.edu)