PREA: Reporting Obligations and Retaliation Protections

PREA: Reporting Obligations and Retaliation Protections  

This course is designed to provide information required by PREA for Employee Training on how to comply with relevant laws related to mandatory reporting of sexual abuse and sexual harassment and the right of inmates/detainees and employees to be free from retaliation for reporting or participating in investigations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Jail Association Certification


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy


This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 1.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #6112

California Board of State and Community Corrections


This activity is approved for 1.00 STC credit hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-PREARO
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Discuss 9 reasons why an institutional code of silence may exist around reporting sexual abuse and sexual assault.
Discuss 4 situations in which staff are required to report sexual abuse and sexual assault under the PREA National Standards.
Explain a correctional facility’s obligations regarding protecting individuals from retaliation from reporting sexual abuse and sexual assault under the PREA National Standards.

Section 1: Introduction A. The Prison Rape Elimination Act B. Purpose of PREA C. The PREA National Standards to Prevent, Detect, And Respond to Prison Rape D. About This Course E. Learning Objectives Section 2: Complying with Mandatory Reporting Requirements A. Meet Bonnie B. Response and Outcome C. Duty to Report D. Institutional Culture: Code of Silence E. Staff Reporting Duties F. Staff Reporting G. Inmate/Detainee Reporting H. Agency Response I. Staff Response J. Investigative Response K. Re-visiting Bonnie L. Assess Your Knowledge M. Summary Section 3: Right to Be Free from Retaliation A. Retaliation Is Not OK B. Retaliation in Action C. Agency Responsibility D. Retaliation: A Real Case with a Bad Result E. Assess Your Knowledge F. Summary Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Instructor: Elizabeth Layman, B.S.
Elizabeth Layman's career includes nine years as a police officer/detective in Arlington, Virginia, including patrol, sexual assault investigations, and forensics. She was with the Florida Corrections and Florida Parole Commission for 16 years as a Parole Officer and Administrative Hearing Officer conducting hearings with thousands of inmate/detainees/detainees in prisons and jails. Additionally, she served as a special investigator for the Office of Florida Governor. Since 1998, Ms. Layman has been President of Price Layman, Inc., a criminal justice consulting firm. She has worked as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice, providing technical assistance and training on sexual misconduct and abuse for more than 300 jail administrators, corrections, and law enforcement agencies. Ms. Layman developed and delivers the following curricula: Training for Investigators of Staff Sexual Misconduct; The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: Impact on Law Enforcement; co-authorship of Resource Guide for New Wardens; PREA – Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Chiefs, Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Policy Development Guide for Community Corrections; Preventing and Responding to Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities. Ms. Layman continues to work across the country to assist with implementation of PREA. Ms. Layman has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech. Disclosure: Elizabeth Layman, B.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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