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Seminar Title:  
PREA Investigator Training for Allegations of Inmate Sexual Abuse

DATES:  5/29/2019 through 5/30/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Jeffrey Carter

LOCATION:  Columbus, Ohio Division of Police Training Academy - 1000 North Hague Ave., Columbus, OH  43204-2121

HOTEL:  Drury Inn  - Columbus, OH  614-221-7008
$90.00 single/double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Jeff retired December 2018 as the Deputy Director of the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Ky.  Over his 20-year career he has worked all levels of custody inside a 1300 bed correctional facility located in the horse racing capital of the world.  Jeff was an instructor for 5 years inside the Academy where he trained over 700 recruits, molding them into successful leaders in the Corrections field.  He’s trained and commanded the CERT team as well as taught Drill and Ceremony to the Division Honor guard.  While promoting through the ranks he commanded the Professional Standards Unit where he specialized in Internal Affairs investigations and Gang Intel for 7 years.  Jeff completed over 200 administrative investigations, as well as, conducted over 100 PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) investigations.  He is well versed in PREA and is a PREA Investigator Instructor.  Jeff has completed the top Leadership academies at the National Institute of Corrections in Aurora, Co.

Jeff brings experience from proudly serving 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, followed by obtaining his BS degree in Correction’s and Juvenile Services/ Political Science from Eastern Ky. Univ., through his career as a Corrections Leader.  Jeff was a Certified deputy coroner within the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 8 years.  He presents jail training throughout the country and serves as an Expert Witness around the United States focusing on jail litigation.

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Course Objectives

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This 2-day training workshop is designed for those who are responsible for investigating allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates in facilities—both administrative and criminal investigations. The topics covered in this workshop align directly with the training required for investigators as specified in PREA standard 115.34 (b).

The workshop discusses why these sexual abuse investigations are different and what special skills and knowledge is required. It also provides an understanding of how sexual abuse victims may respond; techniques for interviewing sexual abuse victims; proper use of Miranda and Garrity Warnings; proper collection and preservation of evidence in confinement settings; procedures for preserving the objectivity and integrity of the investigation; and the criteria and evidence required to substantiate administrative findings and criminal prosecution.

At the conclusion of this training, participants:

  • Understand the unique nature of investigating sexual abuse in confinement.
  • Know the techniques for interviewing sexual abuse victims.
  • Know the proper uses of Miranda and Garrity warnings.
  • Know proper techniques for the collection of physical evidence.
  • Understand best practices for reaching investigative conclusions.
  • Can describe the level of evidence needed to substantiate both administrative and criminal findings.
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