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    PRC Webinars December 2014

    The National PREA Resource Center (PRC), operated by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance recently announced these items and events for December 2014. Check the the PRC website for the most up-to-date information. All are free to attend. From the PRC Website: Upcoming Webinars/Presentations Understanding LGBTI Inmates and Residents Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (3:00–4:30 p.m. EST)) Click here to learn more. Click here to...
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    PRC Announcements Fall 2014

    The National PREA Resource Center (PRC), operated by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance recently announced these items and events for fall 2014. Check the the PRC website for the most up-to-date information. All are free to attend. From the PRC Website: New Curriculum Available PRC has added a new curriculum to the Curricula page on the PRC website. The curriculum—developed by Just Detention International —is...
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    Enroll Now: NIC Self-Paced Learning Plans

    The National Institute of Corrections strives to increase the development of corrections professionals through online learning. As part of this effort, students can enroll in Self-Paced Learning Plans, a group of e-courses on a similar subject that you complete at your pace. All corrections professionals are eligible to enroll in the plans, and certificates of completion are available for each plan you complete. You can print your own certificate, or if you prefer the NIC Learning Center will automatically...
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    PRC Upcoming Webinars & Events

    The National PREA Resource Center (PRC), operated by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance will be offering several PREA webinars in fall 2014. Check the the PRC website for the most up-to-date information. All are free to attend. From the PRC Website: Upcoming Webinars The Clock Is Ticking: The Who, When, and How of Jail Audits Thursday, September 18, 2014 ( 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT ) Click here to learn more. Click here...
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    Recently Released: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

    The Office of OVC Victims of Crime (OVC) has released a new on-line guide for Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault . Although not specifically created for the Corrections community, this guide should be of interest to those working in detention settings with transgender or gender non-conforming victims. From the OVC website: Transgender victims, like all victims of sexual assault, want and deserve to be respected, heard, believed, served, and supported. This guide will help you do...
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    PREA and LGBTI Rights

    This recent American Jail Association article, PREA and LGBTI Rights by Terry Schuster, focuses on the risk of sexual victimization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates in correctional institutions and provides guidance for ensuring LGBTI inmates do not become victims of sexual abuse and harassment. From the AJA article: “Because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates are particularly at risk for sexual victimization in these settings...
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    PREA and LGBT Immigrants in Detention

    Recently released, How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention , by the Center for American Progress, focuses on the importance of protection from sexual abuse for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, immigrants. From the Center for American Progress: “Protection from sexual abuse in immigration detention is particularly important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals as they are among the most vulnerable to sexual abuse in...
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    Did You Know: New in NIC's Knowledgebase/Solutions (August 2013)

    New this month is a profile of the 6,977,700 offenders supervised by adult correctional authorities at year end 2011. In no particular order, did you know that .... male inmates have an incarceration rate 14 times higher than females, thirty six percent of females were incarcerated for violent crimes, nearly 1 in 5 nonviolent offenders leaving state prison had been convicted of drug trafficking, at year end 2011, 39% of sentenced state and federal prisoners were age 40 or older, one in every 50 adults...
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    Did You Know: New in NIC's Knowledgebase/Solutions (July 2013)

    Among this month's new topics is a very timely and informative update on PREA audits and how your agency can best prepare for one. This is our latest Knowledgebase to address a PREA issue, joining those on policy and procedure , posters and inmate brochures , and training for internal affairs investigators. Also new this month are discussions related to cell phones, yoga, and the families of inmates. How can our agency prepare for a PREA audit? Can I jam cell phones in our facility? Are there...
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    New in the Library - Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody

    Now available in the NIC Library, “ Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody: Youth Workers’ Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Violence in Juvenile Justice Settings ” is a first step in reaching out to staff in juvenile justice settings to help them identify, address, and appropriately respond to incidents of sexual abuse by staff or between youth. Chapters include: The Landscape of Juvenile Justice Agencies. Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody. Youth in Custody...
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