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Inmate sexual assault

Screening for Risk of Sexual Victimization and for Abusiveness: Guidelines for Administering Screening Instruments and Using the Information to Inform Housing Decisions

These guidelines were developed to screen for risk of sexual victimization and for abusiveness, including questions to be asked of inmates, residents, and detainees, and the best use of the information from the screening to inform housing decisions.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

This policy intends “to develop a written institutional plan to coordinate actions taken in response to an incident of sexual abuse, among staff first responders, medical and mental health staff, investigators, and facility leadership."

PREA Audit Resources

This feature of the PRC’s website seeks to support confinement facility and agency efforts toward PREA compliance by providing detailed information about the audit instrument, the audit process, and auditor certification.

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

This 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.

Human Resources and Administrative Investigations

This training covers the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape and their implications for administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures.

Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s “A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents”

This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault.

PREA Essentials

The PREA Resource Center (PRC) designed this PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act] Essentials Page to guide professionals in their implementation of specific standards; therefore, this page is organized by standards categories.

Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings

This publication introduces mandatory reporting laws, and how these laws can help in responding to sexual abuse in custodial settings.

PREA Data Collection Activities, 2013

Activities of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) related to prison rape during the 2012 calendar year are documented.

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012

This report provides state- and national-level estimates of juvenile sexual victimization by type of activity, including estimates of youth-on-youth nonconsensual sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion.

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