Resources Library: Corrections

Power and Control Wheel: Abuse in Later Life

Added Friday, March 20, 2020 by Action Alliance

The Power and Control Wheel is a tool that helps explain the different ways an abusive partner can use power and control to manipulate a relationship. During 2005, NCALL staff asked facilitators of older abused women’s support groups to have participants review the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project’s Power and Control Wheel. Over 50 survivors from eight states responded. NCALL created this Abuse in Later Life Wheel from their input.

In addition to the tactics on the wheel, many offenders justify or minimize the abuse and deny that they are abusive. Perpetrators of abuse in later life may make comments like “she’s just too difficult to care for” or “he abused me as a child” to blame the victim, or try to minimize the abuse by stating the victim bruises easily or injuries are the incidental result of providing care.

PREA Part 1: What is the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Bank?

Added Friday, March 27, 2015 by Action Alliance

If you are an advocate or an employee of a correctional facility or a juvenile detention facility, this online Resource Bank is for you – here you will find a collection of essential PREA resources, research, toolkits, templates, training, and more.

What is PREA?

PREA is the first United States federal law dealing with the sexual abuse/assault of people who are incarcerated. The intention of PREA is to address the prevention, reduction, and elimination of sexual assault and rape within all correction settings, including juvenile facilities.

Let’s Be Effective: Integration, Coordination, Consistency

If PREA is to be effective, it is critical that the key stakeholders implementing the standards and providing services for the people who are incarcerated do so in an integrated and coordinated way.

The PREA Resource Bank is designed to address a variety of perspectives and disciplines while also providing tools and resources focused on integrating and coordinating the multiple points of contact that a person who is incarcerated will encounter.

This Resource Bank is divided into 7 sections: 1. Back to Basics 2. PREA in Practice 3. Special Populations 4. Advocacy in Focus 5. Corrections in Focus 6. Key Reports & Research and 7. Training on Demand. In the Related Resources section at the bottom of this page, you can click on each section.

REQUEST TRAINING: Training and Technical Assistance. The Action Alliance Training Institute offers Training on Request and Technical Assistance on PREA. For more information: http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/training/by-request.
 

PREA Part 2: BACK TO BASICS: What is PREA? What are the Rules?

Added Friday, March 27, 2015 by Action Alliance

PART 1: BACK TO BASICS: What is PREA? What are the Rules?

PREA is the first United States federal law dealing with the sexual abuse/assault of people who are incarcerated. The PREA Resource Bank, which offers a collection of essential PREA resources, research, toolkits, templates, and training, is divided into 7 sections.

Part 1, Back to Basics, is a good place to start. This section provides the statute, Department of Justice Standards, information about confidentiality and ethics, and the basics about sexual abuse in correctional facilities.

PREA Part 3: NOW WHAT? PREA IN PRACTICE: Implementing PREA

Added Friday, March 27, 2015 by Action Alliance

PREA is the first United States federal law dealing with the sexual abuse/assault of people who are incarcerated. The PREA Resource Bank, which offers a collection of essential PREA resources, research, toolkits, templates, and training, is divided into 7 sections.

Part 2, Now What? PREA in Practice, drills down into implementing PREA for both advocates and correctional facilities. Here you will find toolkits, model policies and MOUs, operating procedures, guides, printable brochures, and checklists.

PREA Part 4: SPECIAL POPULATIONS: LGBTQ, Survivors of Previous Abuse, Youth

Added Friday, March 27, 2015 by Action Alliance

PREA is the first United States federal law dealing with the sexual abuse/assault of people who are incarcerated. The PREA Resource Bank, which offers a collection of essential PREA resources, research, toolkits, templates, and training, is divided into 7 sections.

Part 3, Special Populations, provides resources focused on three special populations: people who identify as LGBTQ, Survivors of previous abuse, and Youth. Because the issues faced by these populations can be unique and unfamiliar to advocates and staff of correctional facilities, it is important to spend time reviewing these resources.