Seminar Title

PREA Investigator Training for Allegations of Inmate Sexual Abuse

Dates of Events

02/16/2023 through 02/17/2023

Last Updated: 12/08/2022
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Carter
Location: Fayette County Detention Center - 600 Old Frankfort Circle, Lexington, KY 40510
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Event Detail-2
Jeffrey Carter
Jeff Carter, Deputy Director (Retired)Fayette County Detention Center Adult Facility Lexington, Kentucky

Jeff Carter retired December 2018 as the Deputy Director of the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Over his 20-year career, he has worked all levels of custody inside a 1300 bed correctional facility located I the horse racing capitol of he 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, Colorado. He 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 Kentucky University, 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.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This 2-day training 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 seminar align directly with the training required for investigators as specified in PREA standard 115.34(b).
This seminar 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 will:
1. Understand the unique nature of investigating sexual abuse in confinement.
2. Know the techniques for interviewing sexual abuse victims.
3. Know the proper uses of Miranda and Garrity Warnings.
4. Know proper techniques for the collection of physical evidence.
5. Understand best practices for reaching investigative conclusions.
6. Describe the level of evidence needed to substantiate both administrative and criminal findings.
Who should participate: Jail administrators, audit coordinators, PREA coordinators or those in positions responsible for investigating PREA allegations.
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