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Volunteer Training


Volunteer Training for PREA

FDJJ Policy 1919 (PREA) requires that all volunteers and interns complete training on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). This training will vary depending upon the amount of time that a volunteer, mentor, intern, contractor, or researcher spends in a program or detention facility.

FDJJ Policy 1800 (Background Screening) requires that all are background screened unless they assist or interact with provider youth on an intermittent basis for less than 10 hours a month and if an employee who has been background screened is always present and has the volunteer within his or her line of sight.

FDJJ Policy 1919 requires that all volunteers, mentors, interns, contractors, or researchers who spend more than 10 hours a month in a program or facility will complete the PREA Training Class that is available here as a PDF document. The Acknowledgement Form at the end of the course must be signed by the volunteer, mentor, intern, contractor, or researcher and then signed by the facility Training Coordinator or designee after the training is reviewed with the person completing the class.

For those volunteers, mentors, interns, contractors, or researchers who do meet the background screening requirements of FDJJ 1800, they must acknowledge that they have been informed of the facility's or program's PREA compliance and sign the PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT form provided here--in addition to the Acknowledgement Form that is at the end of the PREA Volunteer Training booklet.

This form will only need to be completed once and will be kept on file at the program or facility where the volunteer, mentor, intern, contractor, or researcher spends more than 10 hours a month with youth without the direct supervision of an employee who has met the criteria of FDJJ Policy 1800.