Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Until recently, little information was available about the extent and effects of sexual abuse and rape in the nation’s prison systems. In 2003, the United States Congress, based on their findings, passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Act had several purposes, including establishing a zero-tolerance standard for the incidence of prison rape in prisons; developing and implementing national standards for detection, prevention, reduction and punishment of prison rape.
In 2012, the Department of Justice established the standards for compliance for agencies. The first round of audits began 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.