Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

PREA Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training for Jails

View a recording of the informational webinar on the application process for the PREA Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training for Jails.


The National PREA Resource Center (PRC), in partnership with the American Jail Association (AJA), is hosting a free PREA implementation and audit preparedness training designed for Jail PREA Coordinators, Jail PREA Compliance Managers, and Jail Administrators.

The training will be held June 10-14, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Baltimore–Washington International Airport in Linthicum Heights, MD. This one of a kind, 4.5-day training designed solely for jails, will feature subject matter experts and opportunities to build connections with other PREA professionals across the country.

The PRC has consistently received feedback on its in-person training programs that the knowledge and skills trainees gain are unparalleled. While this training does not result in any certification, trainees will leave with increased PREA implementation knowledge and skills, connections to other PREA professionals across the country, and key insights from PREA professionals from the U.S. Department of Justice and the PRC.

The goal of this training is to:

  1. Provide additional knowledge and skills to initiate or complete a PREA audit at your facility or agency and sustain compliance between audits.
  2. Support further understanding of and adherence to challenging PREA standards.
  3. Provide peer learning opportunities and strategies to maintain your PREA roles and responsibilities.
  4. Highlight new resources, tools, and continued learning opportunities.

Applications are being accepted from all size jails. Joint applicants should submit only one application.

Selected applicants will receive an invitation from the PRC. Each training class is 40 hours, Monday through Friday, generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; commitment to attend the full duration of the training is required for participation. All travel, lodging, and meal costs associated with attending the Implementation and Audit Preparedness Training are the responsibility of the applicant. There is no fee associated with attending or participating in the training.

The application period closed on February 28, 2019