This course is designed to provide information required by PREA for Employee Training on the topics of its zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse and sexual harassment and residents’ right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment in juvenile facilities. You will learn about the liability issues that may arise from noncompliance with the National Standards and how sexual abuse is defined in the Prison Rape Elimination Act. You will be given the chance to apply your knowledge in a series of interactive exercises that test your understanding of the material presented. To fully meet the training requirements under PREA, you must also read and understand all the PREA standards and your agency’s policies and procedures concerning the requirements to comply with PREA. A link to the PREA standards can be found in the Resources section at the end of this course. The content is intended for staff working in juvenile correctional facilities who have direct contact with juvenile offenders/residents.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 1.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #6109
This activity is approved for 1.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Prison Rape Elimination Act Defined A. The Prison Rape Elimination Act B. Purpose of PREA C. The National PREA Standards D. Who Must Follow the Standards? E. Other Forms of PREA Standards F. Knowledge Check G. Section Summary Section 3: Liabilities, Policies, and Requirements A. Assess Your Knowledge B. Federal Criminal Liability C. State Criminal Liability D. Civil Liability E. Constitutional Liability F. Professional Liability G. Zero-Tolerance Policy H. PREA Training Requirements I. Let’s Review J. Section Summary Section 4: Defining Sexual Abuse A. Assess You Knowledge B. Sexual Abuse Defined C. Correctional Agencies Definitions D. Exigent Circumstances E. Abuse or Not Abuse: That Is the Question F. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resource D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks
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.Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, MS
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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