What we do

Working to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement by assisting the fields of correction, detention, and law enforcement, as well as community and family stakeholders.

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How to use this site

This website is designed to serve multiple audiences, including correctional administrators, management, and line staff; sheriffs and officers; community corrections personnel; juvenile detention administrators and staff; PREA auditors; advocates; and survivors and their families. Learn more about using the site.

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If you work for an adult or juvenile corrections or law enforcement agency interested in PREA implementation and compliance, start with our implementation section.

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Resource library

If you're looking for resources, training tools, or a PREA-related publication, you'll find a comprehensive set of materials in our library.

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If you need information about the PREA audit process or are interested in becoming a PREA auditor yourself, you'll find everything you need in our audit section.

PRC news

PREA certification and assurance submissions

PREA certification and assurance submissions
PREA certification and assurance submissions

The list of PREA certifications and assurances submitted by the nation’s governors for PREA audit year 1 of cycle 3 (August 20, 2019 – August 19, 2020) is now available on the BJA State PREA Submissions site.

PREA Auditor Handbook version 2.0 released

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PREA Auditor Handbook version 2.0 released

The PREA Management Office is pleased to announce the release of the PREA Auditor Handbook Version 2.0 and an Update Summary, which was published on the PREA Resource Center website on Monday, March 1, 2021.

PREA and culture change: Tutwiler Prison for Women staff

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PREA and culture change: Tutwiler Prison for Women staff

In this video, four staff members at Tutwiler Prison for Women discuss how PREA sparked a dramatic turnaround at their prison, leading to improvements in staff morale and prisoner safety.

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For survivors

This section of our website is designed to assist individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual harassment while in confinement and family members or loved ones of these individuals.

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