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Do the PREA Standards require an agency to post final PREA audit reports on its website?

April 20, 2017

Do the PREA Standards require an agency to post final PREA audit reports on its website?

Yes.

PREA Standard 115.403(f) states, “The agency shall ensure that the auditor’s final report is published on the agency’s Web site if it has one, or is otherwise made readily available to the public.” Therefore, if an agency website exists, all final audit reports must be published on it. Publishing final audit reports on an agency website does not preclude the agency from making the report available by other additional means if it chooses to do so. 

If an agency does not have a website, the PREA Standards require that the agency make all final PREA audit reports readily available to the public by other means (unless and until an agency website becomes operational).

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