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

20th Anniversary of PREA Recap

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20th Anniversary of PREA Recap

On November 29–30, 2023, over 100 PREA champions from across the nation gathered at the Department of Justice to honor the historic passage of PREA, review our collective work toward achieving sexual safety in confinement, and discuss the future of PREA implementation.

New Feature: Case Summaries

New Feature: Case Summaries
New Feature: Case Summaries

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...

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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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