ABOUT THIS COURSE:
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) became law on September 3, 2003. As part of PREA, the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse of Inmates were established by Federal Rule and became effective on August 20, 2012. The National Standards provide a framework for best correctional practices in the prevention of sexual abuse of inmates in confinement. This course will give you the knowledge you need to identify the areas of risk for sexual abuse in confinement facilities and how to apply the PREA standards in your efforts to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual abuse of inmates. You must first be able to identify which inmates are at the highest risk for being victims or perpetrators of sexual abuse. This course will provide you with the tools you need to assess inmate risk and properly act to minimize that risk. You will learn how and when to screen inmates and assess their risk and how to supervise inmates to minimize risk. You will be given the chance to apply your knowledge in a series of interactive exercises that test your understanding of the material. The exercises include true/false questions, placing items in ranking order, multiple choice questions, and stories that demonstrate how to apply the training to your job. This course is intended for persons employed in all types of adult detention facilities throughout the United States who have direct contact with inmates in confinement. Much of this course can also apply to those working in juvenile and community corrections facilities, although the standards cited are specific to the adult standards.