Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Until recently, little information was available about the extent & effects of sexual abuse and rape in the Nation’s prison systems. In 2003 the US Congress, based on their findings, passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Act was passed with several purposes including: to establish a zero-tolerance standard for the incidence of prison rape in prisons in the United States; develop and implement national standards for the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape, in addition to other purposes.
In 2012, the Department of Justice established the standards for agencies to comply with. The first round of audits will begin in August 2013. This course of instruction will help agencies prepare for the audits in order to comply with PREA standards. This course is designed for all staff levels from the agency head down.
Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered, and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar.