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Jail Pro Lesson Summaries

2022 Lesson 6: PREA Part 2


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This is Part 2 of a two-part online technical skills lesson on preventing confinement sexual abuse/PREA for officers.
    Section six examines the official response to reports of sexual  harassment and sexual abuse, including PREA’s requirement that covered  agency staff report even mere suspicion of sexual abuse or sexual  harassment. The lesson outlines: the duty of agencies to protect  inmates; the duty of first responders to protect inmates and preserve  evidence; the duty of agencies to protect inmates from retaliation.
    Section seven examines investigations of sexual assault in confinement.  It details PREA’s requirements for criminal and administrative agency  investigations of sexual abuse in jails or lockups. It explains the  evidentiary standards applicable to investigations of sexual abuse and  sexual harassment in jails and lockups and the requirement that jails  inform inmates of the results of these investigations.
    Section eight addresses PREA’s disciplinary and corrective measures  towards each of the following offenders: staff, contractors, volunteers,  inmates, and detainees.
    Section nine explains PREA’s  medical and mental health care requirements for victims of sexual abuse  in jails and lockups. Section ten provides an overview of PREA’s data  collection requirements.
    Section eleven examines  anti-fraternization polices and how they can be used to help prevent  sexual harassment and sexual abuse. It examines the types of conduct  that policies may prohibit and provides examples of problematic  relationships from actual cases.
    Section twelve  addresses LGBTQ detainees and inmates. It provides officers with  definitions of terms relevant to the LGBTQ community and explains how to  use them appropriately.
    Section thirteen addresses  policies and procedures related to LGBTQ detainees and inmates. It  examines PREA requirements specific to this population and provides  policy recommendations from LGBTQ advocacy organizations regarding:  determining gender; intake policies; search policies; and housing  policies.
    Section fourteen addresses mandatory reporter requirements.

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