Finding the Truth: Investigations of Sexual Abuse of
Inmates in Confinement Settings
Instructor: Beth Layman & Cari Gerlicher
This two-day class is designed specifically for investigators who are responsible for investigating allegations (administrative and/or criminal) of sexual abuse in confinement settings. The course aligns with the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standard §115.34 (§115.134, §115.234, §115.334), Specialized Training: Investigations. Topics covered include: techniques for interviewing sexual abuse victims; proper use of Miranda and Garrity warnings; sexual abuse evidence collection in confinement settings; and criteria and evidence required to substantiate a case for administrative action or prosecution referral. Participants will also review the PREA standards that apply to investigations, and have an opportunity to consider the facts of real allegations made by inmates in confinement. This course is designed to meet the PREA requirement for specialized training for investigators. It does not substitute for the training and experience to qualify someone as an investigator.
Registration Fees: $345 Members $395 Non-Members
*Register 60 days prior to the event and you will receive an early registration discount of $100*
A minimum number of participants are needed to hold our seminars. You may cancel up to five business days prior to the Professional Development Seminar. No refunds will be given for cancellations received five or less business days before the class. All cancellations are subject to a $50 service fee. Your cancellation must be received in writing via fax or e-mail. Substitutions will be acceptable. “No Shows” will be charged at the applicable rate.
It is strongly recommended that participants DO NOT purchase airline tickets without first contacting AJA to confirm program availability. Seminars begin at 8:00 AM and usually go until 5:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).
Hotel & Training Location
Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport
80 Clyde E. Martin Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31708
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