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Understanding Rape In Prison

This PCAR information packet is designed for sexual violence advocates to learn more about working with prisons.

In 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed, and the PREA standards for corrections were introduced in May 2012. This packet will help advocates prepare to work with prisons as they implement PREA standards.

The packet includes: Facts about Sexual Assault in Prison, PREA-A Pennsylvania Perspective, Commonly Used Terms in Prisons, How to Implement an Institution-Based SART, What Happens when a person is Incarcerated in a State Prison, Working with Victims who are Inmates, and Understanding Rape in Prison

Current Issues and New Directions in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems

Experts invited to the NCTSN Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable wrote these briefs to address topics essential to creating trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Systems. Brief topics include: current issues and new directions in creating trauma-informed systems, assessment and interventions, family engagement, continuity of care and cross-system collaboration, trauma-informed care in facilities, and racial disparities in the system.

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012

Presents data from the 2012 National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), conducted in 326 juvenile confinement facilities between February and September 2012, with a sample of 8,707 adjudicated youth. The report ranks facilities according to the prevalence of sexual victimization, as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79). The prevalence of victimization, as reported by youth during a personal interview, is based on sexual activity in the 12 months prior to the interview or since admission to the facility, if less than 12 months. This report provides state- and national-level estimates of juvenile sexual victimization by type of activity, including estimates of youth-on-youth nonconsensual sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion. It also explores sexual victimization by the characteristics of both the perpetrator and youth at high risk of victimization, location and time of incidents, and nature of the relationship between youth and facility staff prior to sexual contact.