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NCJ Number: 249512 Find in a Library
Title: Making PREA and Victim Services Accessible for Incarcerated People With Disabilities: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners on the Adult and Juvenile Standards
Author(s): Sandra Harrell; Allison Hastings; Margaret diZerega
Corporate Author: National PREA Resource Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: October 2015
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National PREA Resource Ctr

Scottish Criminal Record Office
Grant Number: 2010-RP-BX-K001
Sale Source: Scottish Criminal Record Office
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description; Legislative/Regulatory Material; Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides strategies to correctional agencies that will assist them in complying with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), which sets standards for ensuring that information about PREA and rape victim services are accessible to incarcerated people with disabilities.
Abstract: This guide is important because disabled people in correctional facilities are particularly vulnerable for sexual abuse and/or harassment. The guide begins with an overview of the PREA standards that specifically refer to people with disabilities, including the types of disabilities covered in this guide. The guide then presents background information on the legal considerations that must be addressed in complying with PREA requirements for correctional facilities, followed by descriptions of strategies for making PREA information and victim services accessible to disabled inmates. Strategies specific to increasing the accessibility of PREA information and services are then provided. The general discussion of accessibility strategies for PREA information and services is followed by suggestions that focus on people with sensory, cognitive, or psychiatric disabilities. The guide concludes with a description of resources for developing partnerships and training that assists facility administrators and staff in learning more about the topics addressed in the guide.
Main Term(s): victims with disabilities
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Correctional staff training for the disabled; Corrections policies; Corrections standards; Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Persons with Disabilities; Prison management; Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA); Sexual assault victims
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