Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice


Impact Justice was awarded a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to implement the National PREA Resource Center (PRC). The PRC’s aim is to provide assistance to those responsible for state and local adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections, lockups, tribal organizations, and inmates and their families in their efforts to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement.

The PRC serves as a central repository for the best research in the field on trends, prevention, and response strategies, and best practices in corrections. Technical assistance and resources are available through the PRC’s coordinated efforts with its federal partners, and the PRC will take the lead in helping the corrections field to implement the Department of Justice’s national PREA standards.

The PRC is a cooperative effort with a broad coalition of organizations with expertise and resources in the fields of corrections, law enforcement, victims' services, and sexual abuse prevention and response. You can find a full list of collaborating organizations here.

This website consists of an extensive library, stories of efforts at compliance from around the country, information about national trainings, webinars, resources including tool kits and model policies, and a direct link to PRC staff who can answer your questions. As the corrections and law enforcement fields work to comply with Department of Justice standards, the PRC will assist that effort with the necessary training, expertise, and resources.

This website is designed to serve multiple audiences, including correctional administrators, management, line staff, sheriffs and officers, community corrections personnel, juvenile detention administrators, and staff. In addition, a list of resources for inmates’ families and for survivors of sexual abuse in confinement is available here.