The curriculum is designed to assist with the requirements outlined in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard 115.34/.134/.234/.334 requiring specialized training for individuals tasked with investigating alleged incidents of sexual abuse in adult, juvenile, and community confinement settings.
Additionally, this curriculum contains the information fundamental to understanding the concepts required by PREA Standards 115.34/115.134/115.234/115.334 and best practices in investigating incidents of sexual abuse in a confinement setting.
PREA Standard 115.34–Special Training - Investigations
In addition to all of the training required for employees (see standard 115.31), if the agency conducts its own sexual abuse investigations, investigators must receive additional specialized training to include:
- Conducting investigations in confinement settings
- Techniques for interviewing victims
- Proper use of Garrity and Miranda warnings
- Evidence collection techniques
- Evidence required to sustain a case for administrative action or prosecution
This course takes approximately 5 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace. Note taking is recommended as this is a highly detailed course. A certificate will be issued upon completion.