The PREA Resource Center (PRC) is funded through a cooperative agreement between the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and Impact Justice.
Created in 2010, the PRC serves the corrections field by assisting state, local, and tribal agencies in implementing the PREA Standards and by supporting the Department of Justice (DOJ) PREA audit function.
The PRC’s training and technical assistance initiatives provide crucial guidance to state, local, and tribal agencies as they work to achieve sexual safety and implement the PREA Standards in their facilities, including adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities. The PRC serves as an essential hub of information and resources for agencies working to implement the PREA Standards. It connects agencies to free training and technical assistance offered through the Site-Based Technical Assistance program upon request and maintains a robust library of resources. Learn more about implementing the PREA Standards.
For the PREA Standards to advance sexual safety in confinement, they must be accompanied by a strong audit function. The PRC supports the DOJ PREA audit by by maintaining the audit instrument and assisting with the training and ongoing support of DOJ-certified PREA auditors.
The PRC is comprised of a collective of partnerships with organizations and individuals representing diverse stakeholders working to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement. These partners include: Abt Associates, Just Detention International, The Moss Group, Vera Institute of Justice, the Center for Children's Law and Policy, Professor and former Commissioner for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Brenda V. Smith of Smith Consulting, Bernadette Brown of B. Brown Consulting, and Elizabeth Layman of Price Layman, Inc.
The PRC maintains working partnerships with key stakeholders in the corrections, detention, and law enforcement fields, such as the American Correctional Association, American Jail Association, Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators, and National Partnership for Juvenile Services; the PRC also collaborates with many other organizations including the National PREA Coordinators Working Group and victim advocacy partners.