Presentation on theme: "PREA Prison Rape Elimination Act Community Confinement Audits."— Presentation transcript:
PREA Prison Rape Elimination Act Community Confinement Audits
PREA – community confinement Law Passed 2003 PREA standards published in June 2009 Final rule became effective August 20, 2012 National PREA Resource Center funded 2010
PREA – community confinement PREA standard 115.212 (a,b) a.A public agency that contracts for the confinement of its residents with private agencies or other entities, including other government agencies, shall include in any new contract or contract or contract renewal the entity’s obligation to adopt and comply with the PREA standards. b.Any new contract or contract renewal shall provide for agency contract monitoring to ensure that the contractor is complying with the PREA standards.
PREA – community confinement Community Confinement Facility A community treatment center, halfway house, restitution center, mental health facility, alcohol or drug rehabilitation center, or other community correctional facility (including residential re-entry centers), other than a juvenile facility, in which individuals reside as part of a term of imprisonment or as a condition of pre-trial release or post-release supervision, while participating in a gainful employment, employment search efforts, community service, vocational training, treatment, educational program, or similar facility-approved programs during nonresidential hours.
PREA – community confinement PREA standard 115.401(a,b) a.During the three-year period starting August 20, 2013, and during each three-year period thereafter, the agency shall ensure that the facility operated by the agency, or by a private organization on behalf of the agency, is audited at least once. b.During each one-year period starting August 20, 2013, the agency shall ensure that at least one-third of each facility type operated by the agency, or by a private organization on behalf of the agency, is audited.
PREA – community confinement Each Agency is required to have 1/3 of their facilities audited by end of the Year One audit cycle (August 19, 2014). That means the audits must have occurred before August 20 th. If you don’t have your 1/3 audits completed on or before August 19, your Agency will be deemed non-compliant. If you have scheduled your Year One audits to occur into the Year Two audit period, your agency will now need to schedule 2/3 of your facilities to be audited on or before August 19, 2015.
PREA – community confinement Audit Cycles: Year One:August 20, 2013 – August 19, 2014 Year Two:August 20, 2014 – August 19, 2015 Year Three:August 20, 215 – August 19, 2016
PREA - community confinement CBCF19 HWH 32 Agency6
PREA – community confinement Total number of PREA audits to be completed Year One Cycle:32 Year Two Cycle:12 Year Three Cycle: 9
PREA - community confinement ODRC resources provided: DVD’s provided: Inmate/transgender pat down search Mental health/medical Inmate education Contractor/vendor training Posters DPCS PREA hotline Community Corrections Liaison
PREA - community confinement Accomplishments All staff, contractors/vendors, and residents trained in PREA Specialized investigations, victim support, facility site visits conducted
PREA – community confinement Accomplishments 4 facilities received 100% PREA accreditation 9 facilities received Exceed Standards for audit PASSED PREA
PREA – community confinement Accomplishments Motion detection lights installed Employee training – PREA Jeopardy, mock interviews ½ day training LBGTQI Successfully housing transgender (male to female) resident
PREA – community confinement Audit opportunities for improvement Prevention planning Training and education Screening for risk of sexual victimization and abusiveness Specialized Investigations Data collection and review
PREA – community confinement Obtaining 100% compliance PREA Resource Center Risk Assessment Automation Work Groups Train The Trainers/Sustainability