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National PREA Resource Workgroup NPR-WORK

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Kila Jager Posted: Fri, Jul 1 2011 11:24 AM
Welcome to the National PREA Resource Workgroup (NPR-WORK) discussion link
TWELVE STATES AND GROWING

Cooperation, collaboration and combination of ideas, materials, policies, training, and all things PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) comprise this workgroup.

 

The idea started when Oregon received a call from New York, and now NPR-WORK consists of representatives from twelve states, including directors, training coordinators, PREA coordinators, corrections officers, professionals in the medical and mental health field, a survivor of prison sexual assault-who is working with Just Detention International, and attention and encouragement from national corrections organizations.  Members include juvenile justice, adult corrections, jails, detention facilities, and community corrections. 

The goal of this group is to facilitate zero-tolerance for sexual abuse in all areas of corrections.  Our mission involves sharing:  information, training, safety materials, assessments, knowledge, videos, tracking systems, SART information, training opportunities, resources, program development plans, and all things PREA with each other and others in the field in order to attain our goal of zero tolerance.   Additionally, to facilitate ongoing conversation, questions, and brainstorming.  Our website, sponsored by Oregon Youth Authority finally goes up by July 10th 2011.  This discussion link will be where we talk to each other, brainstorm, ask questions, and share all things PREA.  Our website will have a link to this discussion.

Please email if you want to join or have questions and if you are already part of the PREA workgroup started out of Oregon, I will be sending you an update as soon as our website is up and running.

 prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us  Kila Jager

 

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Kila Jager replied on Tue, Jul 26 2011 11:00 AM

We finally have a website for this workgroup http://www.oregon.gov/OYA/prea/prearesources.shtml   

It is still very basic and does not have all the member states training material yet.   We will be adding news articles, what’s happening in member states and resources as we get them.  Also a great new development, Indiana has just finished a staff training video and is willing to share.  We will be posting that link this week also.  Oregon Youth Authority is hosting this site.  Remember this group is for anyone working towards being PREA compliant.  We have members from youth corrections, adult corrections, Jails, prisons, community corrections, advocacy groups, prison rape survivors, medical personnel, mental health, and even a production company who films inside correctional facilities and courts for training vignettes.

 Post any PREA related question to this forum and if you want to join our workgroup, email prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us

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Our workgroup is expanding to and now includes an international member, Australia.  Welcome.  We have not only been able to share information and materials on PREA, but other issues as well--inmate manipulation, placement assessment tool, training tools and connections and links to answers or organizations who can answer questions.  Our next step is getting all the shared trainings up on the website so members can pick what they would like to use or share.  If you are not a member and want to join us, email prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us

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andyou111 replied on Wed, Aug 24 2011 7:50 PM
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Also a great new development, Indiana has just finished a staff training video and is willing to share.  We will be posting that link this week also.

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Kila Jager replied on Mon, Aug 29 2011 10:02 AM

YOu are so right.  This is a great development by our Indiana workgroup member.  Other workgroup members are working on other parts of PREA that they are willing to share with all.  The link to the Indiana PREA staff training video is:  http://vimeo.com/26700677

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Kila Jager replied on Tue, Aug 30 2011 11:27 AM

Our workgroup member from Texas is looking for SART training materials.  This training needs to be for Sexual Assault Response Teams in correctional facilities.  Please post any trainings you may have in this area.  If you want to join our National PREA Resource Workgroup, email prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us

 

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The Diana Screen--Child Protection Test

A National PREA REsource workgroup member asks the following:

Greetings everyone,

 

I was curious if any of you are familiar with the Diana Screen tool used for screening staff that should not work with children. Your input is appreciated.

 

I have attached information about the screening.  Is anyone using it and what have you found?

prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us

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Zharfan replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 4:53 AM

Also a great new development, Indiana has just finished a staff training video and is willing to share.

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nickgallam replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 11:42 AM

Do you have contact information to obtain a copy of that video?

Nick Gallam Jail Administrator Aiken County Sheriff's Office Detention Division (803) 643-1935

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Lromo replied on Thu, Aug 16 2012 9:34 AM
Great, how can we get this video?
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The video can be downloaded at:

http://vimeo.com/26700677

Also the National PREA Resource Workgroup withother resources, links, newsletters about PREA materials is http://cms.oregon.gov/oya/pages/prea/prearesources.aspx

 

If you are not a member, it is free.  just send contact information

prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us

 

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Verdtone replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 1:36 PM

great !

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Does anyone had a fact sheet or information sheet on PREA that they are handing out at Intake/Admission?  I'm looking for a one-page sheet that explains their rights, how to report, etc.

Thanks!

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Amber replied on Mon, Mar 25 2013 9:27 AM

Kila,

Do you know if there is training/orientation video for juveniles on PREA?

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I am not aware of one at current.  I know Idaho just got a grant to make one.  I will ask the group if anyone has one

Kila

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kensohr replied on Thu, Jun 6 2013 9:09 PM

I work at a re entry center in Minnesota.  The PREA task has been given to me, I am wondering who has come across an assessment for the entry point for a residents and staff?

We also are a mixed male and female facility.

 

Is it possible to look at this staff training video or any thing else available?

Thanks

 

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Newb replied on Thu, Sep 19 2013 2:46 AM

Were you ever sent a one-page sheet that explains PREA rights and how to report incidents that would be handed out during Intake?

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Hi here is a checklist for orientation.  If you go to : http://www.oregon.gov/oya/Pages/prea/prearesources.aspx  you will find many materials for PREA

 

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Hello, I am just joining the adventure of implementing PREA into our juvenile facility in Willmar, MN.  I am looking for any information to get started.  I have been on various sites just getting acquainted with all that is required to put PREA into place, and I must admit it is a bit over-whelming.  I look forward to hearing what others have to say and if anyone has any input for me, it will be greatly appreciated!

Melissa@plypsecure.com

 

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  Our website is http://www.oregon.gov/oya/pages/prea/prearesources.aspx and it will give you many resources to use.  This National PREA web site listed above also has some newsletters under National news.

 

Also, here is a website that has amazing, new PREA e-courses.  http://nic.learn.com/learncenter.asp?id=178416&DCT=1&sessionid=3-FECEE360-C97A-4788-9DEC-AF34945FE712&mode=show&page=3&CookieTest=CookiesAllowed

These just came out, except for the “your role: responding to sexual abuse.  They include trainings for mental health, new PREA coordinators, investigators, medical personnel, and about the audit.  Also, if you have not seen it, the training on YOUR Role: responding to sexual abuse is a wonderful training for staff.  This site also has the PREA toolkit (on the left under resources).  It is an amazing tool to use to get PREA compliant and assess your agency in preparation for any audit. 

 

You may already know, the National PREA Resource Centers website is http://www.prearesourcecenter.org/  and you will find all kinds of information there.  Also technical assistance can be requested at this website.  If you need assistance writing policies, or with your advocate piece or training, you can request assistance through this site and they can provide assistance directly to assist you in those or other areas.  It is a good idea to call the NPRC and run by them what you need and they will assist you in what to write in your request that will get it approved and assistance quickly.

 

Call me or email if you need any additional assistance

Kila

Macilla (Kila) Jager

Oregon Youth Authority

503-373-7203 .

prea.coordinator@oya.state.or.us

530 NE Center st #200

Salem, Oregon 97301

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