September 4, 2023 marks the 20th Anniversary of the passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Today especially, Impact Justice and the National PREA Resource Center recognize the many survivors of abuse - those who have reported it and those who have endured in silence.
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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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.
If you work for an adult or juvenile corrections or law enforcement agency interested in PREA implementation and compliance, start with our implementation section.
If you're looking for resources, training tools, or a PREA-related publication, you'll find a comprehensive set of materials in our library.
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.
Find new additions and highlighted materials from the PRC's library below.
Credibility Assessments in Investigations - Deliverable GuideCredibility Assessments in Investigations -…
Each year, governors have an opportunity to certify compliance with the PREA Standards for all facilities under their operational control.
From time to time, the PRC will share summaries of court decisions that may be of interest to the field. In this issue, Professor Brenda Smith and colleagues describe a case in which the...
Catch up on PREA-related news coverage from around the country.
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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.