Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Men, Women, and Gender Nonconforming Populations Curricula
The Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Men, Women, and Gender Nonconforming Populations curriculum covers the national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and implications for preventing and addressing sexual abuse of of men, women, and gender nonconforming inmates.
Following are the goals of the training.
- Review the applicable PREA standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact.
- Review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women, and gender nonconforming populations.
- Identify the components of human sexuality and institutional culture and their impact on sexual abuse of inmates.
- Discuss immediate and long-term medical and mental health care needs of inmate victims of sexual abuse.
- Identify legal, investigative, and other implications of responding to custodial sexual abuse.
The audience for this particular training is high-level correctional administrators who hold positions of leadership and have the ability to initiate change within the agency. Likely trainees include: commissioners, deputy commissioners, division directors, PREA coordinators, PREA compliance managers, trainers, jail administrators, medical and mental health division directors and/or victim services administrators, and/or community partners (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] advocates; community and victim services providers). Many of the modules are also appropriate for line staff.